Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi




a) Basin; used for washing hands and faces. It is a half-circular bowl made of a ceramic or metal material. They are attached to a wall or table, have taps, a drain and are made to hold water. Also known as hand-basins and if large and used to clean objects are known as sinks.

b) Basin, made to hold and carry products. Made of china, plastic or metal, these are circular containers with a flat floor. Made in many sizes, they are available with or without handles on the sides. Used to carry and store loose products such as liquids, grain, etc. When they have a curved base they are known as bowls.

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