In formation

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Abu Ali created this set of drinking vessels in a single morning, but there is still work to do. After throwing the body and neck pieces separately, he assembled them on the wheel. Then he placed them here on a shelf in a cool dark room. His son, Azmi, attached a third wheel-thrown piece, the spout, over a small hole in the body (that he pierced with a wire). Now these ibreeks lack just one more piece. As I take this photograph, Abu Ali is pulling the clay to make strap handles.