Handling, carefully

Abu Ali adds the last piece to these ibreeks. Strap handles join the neck and base and make it easier to carry these vessels. Note the stack of handles on the board. For the potter, adding accessories like spouts and handles is all about timing. These jugs are freshly thrown and are still quite soft and pliable. They can still be deformed if not carefully handled (get it? HA!). 

When Abu Ali has built enough inventory to fill the kiln, he'll fire it up. In the meantime, these ibreeks will slowly dry in a cool dark room.

Abu Ali's home industry is located in a refugee camp outside of Jericho.