The most frequent expressions are in the form of containers and table service.
The vitrification process involves the temperature and conditions under which the particles of clay fuse.
The high temperature has the effect of changing the physical properties of the clay so that it, for instance, will not dissolve to mud when exposed to water.
They are often "crazed" or covered with a web of cracks.
As the earliest American pottery, redware dates from 1725 through the present (Ramsay 198).
When cool, the artifact is ready to assume its intended position within the material assemblage of the culture.