Carolina Environmental Diversity Explorations
Clays of the Piedmont · By Dirk Frankenberg
Figure 11 shows the clay drying area of a modern pottery. This area has a cement floor and a roof to keep the clay from being rained on as it dries enough to be ground. Note that the raw clay is full of lumps. These have to be pulverized by grinding and hammering. Potters today often use a hammer to beat the clay into a powder.