Settling in Hebron

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Just as Azmi and Abu Ali prepare clay in open basins outside of their potshop in Aqabat Jebar, Palestine, so too the potters of al-Khalil (Hebron) go about their work. This image illustrates the effort to screen the clay slurry to remove debris and transfer it for settling. Unlike the potters of Aqabat Jebar who use basins constructed from a variety of scrap materials (rocks, car fenders, etc.), these potters of el-Khalil have a more permanent--even industrial-grade--installation.