God the Potter
The seven-step process of pottery:
- Selection of the clay – many grades were available. (God chose YOU!)
- Trodden under foot – to take the air out.
- Washed with water – to soften it.
- Kneading – to remove small rocky pieces until there was a cohesive yielding.
- Sun drying – 30% of the water content is lost.
- Kiln drying – Different temperatures expose the quality of each individual clay.
- Marked – each vessel bore the potter’s trademark.