Iron Age pottery was hand made by coiling or slab shaping clay into the desired shape. The clay was mixed with sand or crushed pottery which gave it a better chance to survive the firing process. Many pots were decorated by scraping patterns on to them. This not only made them look better but also helped to reduce the chances of slipping through the fingers.
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