This is incredible detail of using coils, leaving them as decorative functions.
Their goddesses looked like....
"The people of the middle and late Jomon period also used clay to fashion small human figures. These figures were never fully realistic but rather were distorted into fascinating shapes. Called 'dogu,' they tend to have large faces, small arms and hands, and compact bodies.
Here is an article with some great photos about the potters from the Jomon period in Japan.
Isn't it great that women have made utilitarian pottery that included design for all these years?