A few days ago I shared one corner of a piece of art crafted by one of our college students. You can see it here. It presented an aspect of a traditional potter's workshop: the settlement basins.
In another corner of the same work we find a cutaway of the potter's kiln. It shows the potter loading (or unloading) the oven through the manhole on top. Someone must be inside, stacking or unstacking the vessels. Note the opening at the bottom of the kiln. This opens into the firebox, a seperate compartment.
This imaginative scene is based on our visits with the potters of Aqabat Jeber, Palestine.