The Coyotepec method of forming a pot,
Step 7: Clay is removed from the inside of the pot to thin the walls...

The piece is left to rest and firm in the shade for several hours. Final shaping is then done by scraping with a piece of metal or bone. The bottom of the rough pot is usually very thick, and it and the walls of the piece are scraped to a uniform thickness of about a quarter of an inch.
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