A thousand years ago ceramic goods were omnipresent. Archaeologists say that they dominated the early middle ages. Countless ceramic shards and jugs have been found during archeological excavations. Ornamental decorations like waves, points or grooving were popular and very common, as were embossed patterns as well as painting. The ceramic materials differed from region to region. The Slavic ceramics with their eye-catching decorations are one of the most commonly found items.

Even though ceramics must often arrived in our portrayal regions via imports, we are interested in the historic manufacturing method of such vessels. Ceramic goods are made in a special but simple firing process termed mine fire, by which the vessels are so heated that they last for many years. We make ceramic vessels from our portrayal period in experimental tests in this manner.