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School Link - Pottery

  Pottery production and the used of pottery could be regarded as an expensive item the process of producing pottery involve several processes. First the clay has to be collected from the Nile; again this is a hazardous venture avoiding crocodiles and Hippotomi. Second the clay is taken to a potter who uses his skill and time to produce the pot. Then the pot or item has to be glazed or decorated. The fourth process is the firing, which relies on the cost of the fuel plus the luck of the kiln not to collapse during the firing. Pottery used on a daily basis would be for the few in Egypt and of course for the provisioning of tombs for the afterlife, several models of pottery articles were produced to act as replicas for the more expensive actual pots allowing the poorer classes the opportunity to provision burial places for the afterlife.