from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Art produced or intended primarily for utility, including jewelry, furniture, and other crafts.
- n. Any of the art forms, such as pottery, weaving, or jewelry making, used to create such art. Often used in the plural.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. fine art which has for its end ornamentation, rather than the representation of objects or events.
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It can not be doubted from the results of the past few years that there is an interesting future in pottery for decorative art in Cincinnati.
The success of "Rookwood Pottery," both in an artistic and a commercial sense, may be regarded as the most perfect realization of decorative art in clay in the United States; the result of a woman's taste, skill, and perseverance, from the initial step until it reached a period of commercial success.