Deb's shop has rows of shiny mugs, bowls and vases for sale. Deb makes them from rough, brown mud, called clay.
Deb sits by a small round table, the potter's wheel, which spins fast, when she presses a pedal. She puts a lump of clay onto this potter's wheel and forms a mug. The clay is so soft that she can squish it and reform it until it is perfectly symmetrical.
Deb puts the finished mug to dry on a shelf. There are many other pieces curing too. While they dry, an orange cat slinks carefully behind the dishes and curls up in a large bowl, to nap.
Behind the shop, Deb has a hot gas powered kiln to bake and harden the clay. It looks like a small refrigerator, but it heats hotter than an oven and will make the pots durable. After the pots have been fired and cooled, they are still rough and brown. Deb coats them with a special paint, called glaze. They look green and wet now, but after she fires them once more, they will be transformed to a shiny red color.
Deb's customers are eager to bring the mugs home to drink warm cups of tea and apple cider. The orange cat is looking forward to some food in his own pottery bowl.