The category of ceramics is vast, encompassing materials like sculpture, artware, tableware, figurines, and tiles.
Working with ceramics has an advantage over steel: it is harder and stiffer; more heat- and corrosion-resistant, and less dense. Ceramic materials are plentiful and inexpensive.
Ceramics are considered fine art, as pottery or sculpture, and can be decorative, industrial, or applied art objects. Ceramics may also be considered artefacts in archaeology.