Clay dough is the basic raw material used for making pots.
Clay is thoroughly kneaded to enhance its inner flexibility.
Clay dough is placed in the center of the potter’s wheel.
The clay dough is being shaped.
The mouth of the pot is being shaped.
Artisans give required form of shape.
The inner layer of the surface is textured.
Wooden stick is used to make the surface even.
Neck of the pot is being shaped.
The finished product is removed from the potter’s wheel using thin thread.
The finished product is allowed to dry in sun shade.
The clay is filtered by removing pebbles and impurities from it. It is mixed with sand and finely mashed into a soft mixture of clay dough used for pottery. The prepared dough is covered and stored to retain the moisture. The clay is now ready for pottery making. The artisan then places the clay dough in the center of the potter’s wheel and start creating the pot. As the wheel rotates the artisan squeeze and pulls the clay gently upward and outwards into a hollow shape.
After acquiring the desired form the potter separates the pot from the wheel using a thread, and keeps it to dry. Objects such as pots, bowls, and vessels are beaten with a flat wooden bat and a mushroom shaped stone which is held inside the object. This process is repeated until the required thinness is achieved. The prepared articles are kept to dry. When all the clay articles are dried these are taken to the furnace for baking.
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