i’m new, so if i’m asking a common question, sorry!
i’m just now entering into this whole idea of survival and rewilding, so i’m trying to figure out what i can do to start off that doesn’t involve dead animals (i’ve seen a lot on tanning skins lately, which i’m interested in, but later when i’ve developed a stomach for it). it occurred to me today that pottery should be really easy to do and really good for my area (this is red clay country), though aside from some exercises in elementary school, i know nothing of pottery (they kept us away from the kiln). i guess my question is, pottery isn’t much more than clay shaped and exposed to high temperatures, right? so if i go out, dig some clay and throw it in a fire, it will get hard? i know most contemporary work in pottery involves a glaze of some kind. are these necessary? if it’d be a good idea, what could i use? does it matter what kind of clay i get? are there dangers?
any wisdom, pointers, or links to primitive pottery pages are appreciated. thanks fellow travelers.