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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.

Signboard about "Pottery wheels", Heimatmuseum Stockstadt
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1 Signboard about "Pottery wheels", Heimatmuseum Stockstadt © Heimatmuseum Stockstadt

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