Shaping a San Marcos Pot
Step 5: Final shaping...

A piece of well-worn metal, curved to the contour of the pot, is used to scrape off excess clay, including the thick nub on the bottom. The form is now complete. Many of the San Marcos pieces are painted with a red slip, a very fine red silt that adheres to the clay during firing and gives the pieces a rich, red color.

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