Thanks so much for your information its all very cool. One thing that puzzles me is the layering of the clay.bearsbearsbears wrote:I should also add that I believe they're withholding the entire truth. From the appearance of the pot, a second clay is applied to the face of the pot and polished before firing, some of it rubbing off to expose the base clay at the edges. That's my novice potter opinion
I think the colour is not paint or wax. I think it is due to the firing.
I still can't confirm the last photo of the lid edge. It looks like there are two clay layered together? Or is this how it looks being the effect caused by firing?