World Ceramics: How was it made?

Out of respect for the old ways, potters use their hands to shape their pots, not machines. Pottery is never thrown on a mechanical wheel. Dextra Quotskuyva speaks of the process of shaping a pot as the pot "molding itself"; her hands are there "to guide it the way it wants." Quotskuyva wants people to touch her pots and experience the way they feel. This jar almost defies the laws of structure with its wide flattened shoulder and small opening in the center.

Yes, the shape of the jar is very beautiful, and it serves another very important purpose. The jar is large to hold lots of seeds, but with a small opening so animals who think seeds are tasty can't jump in.