Definitions for "Pottery"
The vessels or ware made by potters; earthenware, glazed and baked.
a generic term for clay objects.
A place where earthenware goods are made
Just like in land archaeology, pottery can easily be typologically dated, and is a useful aid to date a shipwreck. Examples are the amphora, beardman jug, and terra sigillata.
The pieces were largely practical, though some were made for ceremonial purposes, including burial. Works were almost always unglazed, with geometric and pictorial painted motifs — reflecting abstract representations of natural forces, such as rain, clouds, waterways, as well as stylized desert and mountain imagery. An ancient tradition with roots going back centuries, pottery still flourishes today in the Southwest as an art form, and varies greatly in value. It's possible to find truly ancient pottery — even 1,000 years old — for under $50, though it will likely be damaged and lack any decoration. On the other hand, some elaborate, modern pieces from the 1940s and later can fetch over $25,000 — especially those by some of the better-known artists such as Helen Cordero (1915-1994) and Maria Martinez (1884-1980). (Interestingly, because Martinez was so prolific, you can find small bowls and other works by her, in less than mint condition, for just several hundred dollars.)
Keywords:  earthen, vessels, place
The place where earthen vessels are made.
Keywords:  powder, mold, press
Powder Press Mold