There are many ceramic remains which are not pots. They have many functionsa and some are of unknown use.
LAMPS were necessary to illuminate the mostly windowless houses of the time.
SPINDLE WHORLS were in constant use as women spent many hours of their day converting wool or flax into yarn.
LOOM WEIGHTS were necessary to tension the yarn set-up on an unpright loom. They were, however, probably most often not fired. They are foun din burnt-down weaving sheds as fired clay but firing was unnecessary for their function.
FLAT_BREAD GRIDDLES were often made from schist or soapstone but ceramic examples are also known.