Casual treasure hunters often find sherds of pottery in the soil, sometimesociated with what looks like ancient artifacts. Since pottery has been in continuous production across much of the world for .Decorative items like vases, jars and ceramic containers of all sizes and forms were more subjected to change. When visually identifying Chinese porcelain, the Shape is the first thing meeting the eye. A short glance over a vase or jar, for example, often allows an expert of Chinese ceramics toert or discard the possibility .Made of terracotta fired clay , ancient Greek pots and cups, or "vases" as they are normallyed, were fashioned into a variety of shapes and sizes see above , and These identify mythological figures, beautiful men or women contemporaneous with the painter "kalos" / "kale" inscriptions , and even the painter or potter .Beazley and others following him have also stu.d fragments of Greek pottery in ins.utional collections, and have attributed many painted pieces to individual artists. Scholars haveed these fragments disjecta mem Latin for ".tered parts" and in a number of instances have been able to identify fragments now in .