As a teacher, I had become so accustomed to showing and explaining clay techniques to everyone at the studio, I practically had to sit down today when I overheard a couple of ladies at the co-op gallery. “Every potter has a secret process. Don’t ask, they won’t tell you anyway.” They got an earful! To think that anything could still be a secret in a 30,000 year old process is preposterous it itself. Add to that, the internet and most potters’ effusive nature, and what you’ve got is the world’s biggest, most poorly indexed and utterly self-contradictory manual on “how a pot is made”. To add to this cacophony, I figure it might be time to post a few pictures of my own darn pottery process.