From Prehistoric times through Ancient Greece, there have been many different kinds of vases or kraters. These objects are meant to hold wine, water, and any liquid that needs storing, but some are for decoration only. Of all of the vases, there are not two that are alike. It is fascinating at how even the Neolithic people could form such works of art. As the time periods evolve throughout history and people's understanding of the ways pottery works, the vases also improve. I have chosen eight different works that all represent a certain time period.