Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi


ca: PLAT


Plate Plate: Comes from the word “plata” which means silver in Latin. It originally described flat pieces of silver, which the rich ate off. When ceramics became commercial, the word changed and became “plate”. The word plate has many different meanings but when used in ceramics it applies to dishes made to use in relation to food, side plate, serving plate, soup plate, etc. and can be made of earthenware or porcelain.