Pearlware replaced creamware in popularity by the early 19th century.Pottery ware types could be plain or highly decorated.
Afro-Caribbean vessels were most often made in utilitarian hollow forms such as jars, pots, and bowls.
Charred residue on the interior of sherds indicates that many of these vessels contained food and were used as cooking pots that were placed directly over a fire.
Jars were used for food storage and transportation and bowls for food consumption.
Documentary evidence indicates that enslaved women were the primary producers of Afro-Caribbean pottery on Nevis and St Kitts.
Unlike many types of material culture that are perishable and leave little trace in the archaeological record, such as clothing, paper, and food, pottery is one artefact type that is virtually indestructible once it enters the archaeological record.