The history of ceramics runs deep in Georgia. The earliest examples are some of the first ceramics found in North America. Ceramics started in the Savannah River area roughly 2500 b.c., and is known for the high-iron clay bodies. The earliest examples are coil-built pots were made by the Cherokee in the Piedmont Region. In the mid-1700s leadware created by Andrew Duché was the first ceramics produced in a European influence. Later in the 1800s, the folk potters of Georgia were strongly influenced by their northern cousins in North Carolina. This aesthetic influence can be seen in the high-alkaline glazes, harvested local clays, stoneware crocks, and whiskey jugs that are still being produced today.