When we consider the history of ceramics in places like the Ohio River Valley in the United States or Staffordshire in England, we need only look back as far as the 19th and 18th centuries, respectively. In China, though, one is obliged to know when the Neolithic Period took place (5000 to 1500 BC) since that's how far back Chinese ceramics goes. Red, black, and gray pieces of pottery dating to around 3000 BC have been found near three main...Continue Reading