Ceramics are generally made by taking mixtures of clay, earthen elements, powders, and water and shaping them into desired forms. Once the ceramic has been shaped, it is fired in a high temperature oven known as a kiln. Often, ceramics are covered in decorative, waterproof, paint-like substances known as glazes.
While there are thousands of clay bodies available for purchase, the 3 basics types are. it often froze at night and you wanted to make a fountain with ceramic tile.. that make clay more plastic (stretchy) making it not the most plastic of clay.
Clay and ceramic are often used to describe different materials for making pottery