Pottery is the ceramic ware made by potters. It can also refer to the material of which the potteryware is made. Major types of pottery include earthenware, stoneware and porcelain. The places where such wares are made are called potteries. Pottery is one of the oldest human technologies and art-forms, and remains a major industry today. Ceramic art covers the art of pottery, whether in items made for use or purely for decoration.