When shopping for large ceramic planters, either online or in stores, it is useful to know the names of the different varieties of planter. What you call a pot it depends on how you have your oven baked and glazed pottery as well as its size, shape and function. The type of pots classified as “ceramic” varies among experts. Some include all clay planters, as porous, unglazed earthenware, which may be fired at temperatures as low as 850 degrees F compared to 1300 degrees F or more for porcelain.
Others exclude mud saying large ceramic planters are only those that are glazed and fired at a much higher temperature to make them non-porous. Stoneware and porcelain are other types of ceramics. Large ceramic vessels may be referred to as outdoor planters, urns and dishes.
Some large ceramic planters’ pots for indoor use come in unusual, such as “planters head” religious shaped and painted to resemble the holy ways, depending Catholic Home and Garden. Planter’s teacup, pedestal bowls and pot covers, which have an attached saucer, are other forms of specialty – novelty planters can come in almost any form. The names of the ceramic planters can vary depending on where it will be used.