Members of the Society for Libyan Studies are well acquainted with the Garamantian culture of the Libyan Sahara thanks to the outstanding work by Prof. David Mattingly. This talk will focus on a less known aspect of Garamantian material culture: handmade pottery of local manufacture. It will consider the ceramic evidence from both the Wadi al-Ajal, the heartland of the Garamantes, where the University of Leicester extensively worked, and the Wadi Tanzzuft, where the Sapienza University of Rome worked in the same years as Leicester. The analysis will assess technological traits of the Garamantian pottery across a broad time span including the first millennia BC and AD. Chronological and spatial variations within Garamantian pottery, as well as comparisons with previous and contemporary ceramic productions from the same region and elsewhere across the Greater Sahara, will be discussed in the attempt of tracking the timing and directionality of technological change and exchange and its social meaning.