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After I throw each vessel on the potter's wheel and it dries leather-hard, I trim its rough edges and indent the exterior surface with a variety of handmade steel-tipped tools.

In a single vessel, the number of indentations can vary from 500 to 5,000, each placed by hand and eye. As a result, no two vessels are ever the same. Each vessel is given further character by carving and incising the rim, again in designs that reflect Pre-Columbian patterns and form.

When the vessel is completely dry, it is stained and fired to a stoneware temperature of 2,150 degrees Fahrenheit. All vessels are made of tough stoneware, are glazed (lead free) on the interior and can be used in the oven, dishwasher, and microwave.

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