Definitions

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  • n. Pottery that has been shaped but not yet fired, especially while it is drying prior to being fireable.
  • n. A form of Chinese pottery having a green glaze.

Etymologies

green +‎ -ware. From the concept that it is not yet ripe but rather needs time to age before being ready. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Anyway, I looked into the company's "greenware", hoping to find more good information about the environmental qualities of these cups.

    Irregular Times: News Unfit for Print

  • The greenware was very reasonable, and the workshop provided a much-needed social outlet.

    Dreaming of a Cheap Christmas

  • You can take working with greenware in pottery to flying a starship if you work it right.

    Huh. Writing? Why not.

  • I bought some glaze/paste called “French Impressions” by Duncan that I hoped would create the same effect as the tinted slip trail, yet not have to be done at the greenware stage.

    Kater’s Art » Blog Archive » Butterfly tile 1

  • Â I was too worried about cracks along the neck, which you can tell just by looking is going to be a major stress point, so I left them wrapped up in the greenware room until the last possible day.

    Kater’s Art » Blog Archive » Emu-Klear Drum

  • Beside the dwellings, archeologists also found pottery kilns and caves used to store potteries where a great number of potteries, greenware sherds and some pottery-making tools were also unearthed.

    Earliest Cave Dwelling Complex Discovered?

  • Carmen decided to learn the pottery trade and spent time watching a cousin work while Jesus began visiting Roberto Bañuelos to figure out the mysteries of firing the greenware.

    Once, We Were So Poor . . .

  • Two greenware ceramic ewers flanked a brass basin worked into the shape of a very rotund peacock with feathers spread high and small mirrors adorning each "eye," so a person could catch a glimpse of himself as he washed his face.

    Spirit Gate

  • This toilette, together with a small, low, green and white chintz arm-chair, a washstand topped with a marble slab, and supplied with utensils of pale greenware, sufficiently furnished the tiny chamber.

    Villette

  • Usually he had been up since 4 a.m. painting greenware.

    My Heart Won't Let Me Stop . . .

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