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Gathering the Clay

Making Pottery – Step 1 – From dirt to Clay

Clay is usually gathered from a nearby source. For many potters, the source is secret with its location passed from generation to generation. Once the clay is obtained, it is ground into a fine powder and soaked in water to remove any impurities. Then, the appropriate temper is added and the mixture is left to soak for about one week and will then be left to cure for sometimes up to a year or two.

Maria and Popovi gathering Clay – 1:40 min.


From Sand to Clay – 2:00 min.