When Abu Ali throws thirty or forty vessels at a time, he does so in pieces. On the table are bodies (far right) and necks (center). These parts were thrown independently and stacked near his wheel. The task now is to assemble these two parts on the while the clay is still wet. Necks go on the bodies, the seam is smoothed, and the final shaping of the neck and rim is initiated.
Abu Ali works out of his home workshop in a Palestinian refugee camp near Jericho.