How did the potter made the vase ?
Collected clay was dried and broken to the small clod, then rubbish was removed. After that, it had to be thinned with water and washed clean of all impurities such as sand roots. This process was repeated several times and it was dried to a thick paste. This was stored in a humid room till it became sticky enough to throw on the wheel. A scene of potter's workshop depicted on a cup shows the wheel was turned by an assistant.
Most of Greek vases were made by the wheel from some pieces such as bodies, feet and necks. These were applied when they dried and peeled, then handles were attached. Some vases over 1m high shows ancient potters had great abilities.