It is fascinating to learn the native techniques of the potters at Valentin Pottery.
We learned some history of their native peoples
How after they collect the clay from the mines they dance on it for two hours as their native people did.
They create on the wheel which is soley run by their feet. What an art.
They polish, shine and paint the pottery with local tools such as thisbseed used for polishing.
After several days of drying, the peice is put into the oven. Depending upon the pottery size, they can fit up to 200 peices in the oven.
There is no temperature gage, but at 900 degrees celcius the peices are ready.
The front is opened, and the peices cool for two days before coming out. Fascinating truly!