The Pottery Factory and The Pot Maker
Been making pots since 1961. Can you imagine that? Was it by fate or was it by choice? I failed to ask. But one thing for sure, it takes a tremendous amount of dedication in order to do something for decades.
Everything will start with a certain amount of mud. What I notice was, they mushed the mud so hard before putting it to the “spinning table”. Then a certain amount of pressure will be applied to dig a hole at the center of the mud.
Few minutes more…
Then it started to have a “shape”.
At this point, a “vase” is starting to form.
Then voila, a well crafted vase! The process doesn’t end there. It needs to be cooked in a special “oven”.
Around the pot factory, you will see different products awaiting to be cooked.
A trip to pot factory while in Vigan is definitely a must.