In the vicus of
the Stockstadt fort so many features of pottery kilns and sludge
pits were discovered that there appears to have been a real
"pottery quarter" near Wallstädter Straße. The mass production of
pottery for daily use required warehouses for clay and
infrastructure for transportation.
Clay was taken from the warehouses and first cleaned and washed, then mixed with sand to prevent cracking during the drying and burning phases. It was then stored for future use. The clay was kept moist in order to retain its elasticity.
The clay was now ready for the potter's wheel. A group of hobby archaeologists in the Stockstadt museum shows what happened next.
The firing was not always successful, however, as the rejected wares in Stockstadt show.
Bavarian State Conservation Office – Landesstelle für die nichtstaatlichen Museen & Bavarian State Archaeological Collection with the support of the Bayerische Sparkassenstiftung