Text & Photo © JE Nilsson & CM Cordeiro 2012
The actual pottery was divide in two section. Just near the room where the large pots were being made by coiling a lower hall was used for storing pottery clay under a roof. There were also a turning area for making at this time, large under dishes for pots, but I assume also smaller pots that could be made by turning would be made here. The pottery clay was soft and slippery and did not have as much tempering sand in it at the clay - or paste - used at the Shiwan kilns in China. Naturally, since this would be earthenware pottery pots while the Shiwan ware would be fired to a much higher temperature to become a fully fused stoneware.
Text and photos on this webpage are copyright © Cheryl Marie Cordeiro and Jan-Erik Nilsson, Gotheborg.com, Sweden 2013