this refers to hard clay objects that have not yet been fired. In this state, moisture can be added to turn the clay back to a malleable form. Despite its name, it may be grey, turquoise, yellow, or blue.
When an item is completely formed and the clay has dried, but it has yet to be fired even once. The clay can be wetted again, but it's not recommended unless you want to start over from scratch.Very fragile. I sometimes carve work in the greenware stage, although leather-hard (see below) is usually preferred.
A stage in the production of pottery where a vessel and been from and is going through the drying process necessary before it can be safely fired. There several sub-stages in greenware. They are: Cheesehard, Leatherhard, Black-hard, White-hard. Several decorative techniques are possible during these different stages of the drying process. See also greenware, leatherhard, blackhard, whitehard, bisque.