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Earthenware is a type of pottery that is made from clay that has been fired at a lower temperature than other types of pottery. Earthenware is typically fired at temperatures between 1000-1200 degrees Fahrenheit, which is not hot enough to fully vitrify the clay and make it completely non-porous.

Earthenware is characterized by its porous and relatively soft texture. It is typically reddish-brown in color, although it can also be decorated with a variety of glazes and other materials.

Earthenware is often used for functional objects, such as dishes and cooking pots, because it is relatively inexpensive and easy to work with. It is also used for decorative purposes, and it can be painted or decorated with glazes or other materials.

Overall, earthenware is a versatile and affordable material that has been used in pottery for thousands of years. Its porous texture and relatively soft consistency make it ideal for creating a wide range of objects, from functional dishes to decorative sculptures.