making ceramics - the ancient way


The ceramic artisans of Piura, Peru produce fine pieces of ceramic using the ancient techniques of the pre-Incan Vicús culture.  The first step is to knead the clay from the river beds.  

 

In this pictures I'm learning to do just that, using the tradition tools to knead the clay: your feet.



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