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Until pottery is made

knead the soil

The required hardness of the soil varies depending on how the pottery is made.

The clay is kneaded using either a machine as shown in the photo or by hand.

Molding on a potter's wheel

This is how a pottery is made using a traditional kick potter's wheel.

fine molding

The fine parts of the vessel are carved by hand.


Glaze is applied to the unglazed pottery. Apply wax to areas where you don't want glaze to be applied so that the glaze will be repelled.

Some vessels are coated with wax using a brush.


The glazed vessel is fired in a kiln. Bisque firing before glazing is about 800 degrees, but main firing requires a temperature of over 1200 degrees.