Ceramics is the most widespread material found in the archaeological research in Ryahovetz.

   Chronologically , the earliest ceramics ,  found in the fortress , belongs to the two phases of the Iron Epoch . Amongst the found objects predominate the number of the large vessels (urns).They are hand-made .Their walls are thick and the handles are in pagan-style.The clay dough contains a great amount of sand admixture . The vessels are coloured in brownish to black .

   The pottery from the Early Iron Epoch is found mainly in the southern and northern slopes of the fortress hill . Near the northern gate is discovered a part of a lodging – a dug-out . The walls of the Medieval fortress are built over it .

   The ceramics from the Late Iron Epoch is done on a potter`s wheel and its colour is gray - cement . The variety of vessels from that period is great . There are jugs , stalked – dishes  , large flat baking plates and others .

   There are a lot of potteries belonging to the period of  the Roman Empire . The vessels from that age are small ( different kinds of cups) but there are also large and deep plates . Their origin is probably from Nicopolis ad Istrum , which is an ancient village situated not very far from the fortress .

   Ceramics from the Early Byzantine period is presented by two types – kitchen pottery ( grayish – black coloured , made from clay dough mixed with quartz granules ) and vessels for goods ( amphoras with crest – like ornaments ) . The amphoras are usually egg – shaped  with rounded bottoms .The amphoras` walls are decorated with “crest ornament “ . They are similar to those found in the region of Veliko Turnovo and others belonging to the Early Byzantine period .

   The ceramics dated from the Early Middle – ages  period is represented only by vessels with engraved ornaments . These vessels are brown clay pots . They are decorated with exuberant combinations of straight and wavy engraved lines , which are mainly done on the upper part of the pots . The bottoms are marked by relief signs , which are typical for the works made on slow potter`s wheel . This kind of ceramics is met mostly in the southern foot of the hill . From that period is another interesting object – a horn – amulet , decorated with “ bird eye” ornament .

   There is a great number of ceramics from the period of the Byzantine Domination ( XI – XII centuries ) . The vessels found there reveal the transition from slow to fast potter`s wheel . The typical vessels from the mentioned period are not rich in ornaments – they are decorated only on the neck and upper parts . Some of the potteries are with golden decorations and are imported from Byzantia .

   The ceramics from the Second Bulgarian Kingdom (XII – XIV centuries ) . The potters at that time , used   new technique – the wheel is with heavy circle driven by the potter`s foot  . This gives freedom to the potter to use his hands for making the vessels . It is  worth noting that the shapes and decorations are totally in accordance with the functions of the vessels .

   To the household ceramics from Ryahovitza belong : pots , jars and jugs , cups, dishes , bowls , baking plates (gyuvechi ) ; containers for food and liquids, candle – holders .