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Pottery is an amazing artifact.  There are many types, all with different designs or no design at all.  Designs come from the potter's imagination or his beliefs.  All have different tempers, some of grit or small pebbles, some of Spanish Moss that has burned away, leaving only a trace of its existence.  Some types are tempered with sand and some with clay; others with what some would call no temper at all, only to discover that there are small, microscopic sponge spicules that hold it together.

Think about this. Pottery is a lot like people.  Each one was fashioned by the Potter's hand, each uniquely designed from the Potter's heart.  Some were designed for daily use while others were designed for special occasions and celebration.  All were tempered, but all have a different temperament.  How has the Potter designed you and tempered you?  What was His special plan and purpose?  We are clay in His hands.  Many are like much of the pottery we find, broken and discarded by the world, but there is still hope.  Like the pot sherds that were broken and cast aside, then recovered and rounded into gaming stones to become the center of joy in an Indian's life, our broken lives can be renewed to become the center of joy in the Potter's heart.



For more detailed information on these and other pottery types within the Southeastern United States, please see our "Publications" page to order Lloyd Schroder's Field Guide to Southeastern Indian Pottery.



 Brushed Types  

 Check Stamped Types  

 Complicated Stamped Types A - R 

 Complicated Stamped Typs S-Z  

 Cord Marked Types  

Incised Types A-L

  Incised Types M-Z  

Punctated Types  


Simple Stamped Typestamped Types  

Plain Types A - I 



Plain Types J - R   lamar bold incised onm


Plain Types S - Z   swift creek comp stamp pot fmnh a 11799


Painted Types  

Fabric Impressed Types  

Other Types