The Coyotepec method of forming a pot,
Step 3: Rotation without a wheel...

The wheel is conspicuous by its absence among the potters of Oaxaca. In Coyotepec, the clay cylinder is placed into a shallow dish, which aids in rotating the pot as it is formed. As the clay is rotated, the hands squeeze and punch the top of the cylinder inward creating a small opening.
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