Distinguish, differentiate, compare and explain what is the difference between Earthenware and Stoneware
Comparison and Difference between Earthenware and Stoneware
The biggest difference between stoneware and earthenware is porosity. That’s the density of the particles. Earthenware matures at much lower temperature than stoneware when fired, and because earthenware is so much more porous the surface must have an applied glazed to cut down on liquid absorption, stoneware is so dense that glaze is not necessary to keep it from absorbing liquids.
Stoneware is fired at very high temperatures so that it becomes on-porous, almost like glass. The heat literally melts down the microscopic holes until it’s impervious. Earthenware is fired at lower temperatures and is porous. It can also be easily scratched and damaged, whereas stoneware resists scratches very, very well.