So after doing much research I learned that stoneware is actually a type of pottery made under extremely high temperatures. It’s different from many stone materials in the fact that it’s nonporous and can be glazed or not.
What’s great about buying dinnerware that is also stoneware is that it’s very durable, chip resistant, and easier to clean because it’s not porous. Its features are similar to glass, which makes glazing it unnecessary.
If you’re looking for a great quality, sturdy, long-term investment in a new dinnerware set, stoneware may just be the perfect route to go!