Photograph of clay pots being stacked for firing in an outdoor kiln in Morope, Peru.
Photograph of rows of clay pots being stacked and prepared for firing in an outdoor pit used as a kiln in Morope, Peru. Utilitarian pottery is used by local families. Sticks, twigs, and dung are used for fuel to fire the pots. Pottery and ceramics are popular crafts in this area of Northern Peru, and techniques are essentially unchanged over thousands of years. Photograph by Nathan Benn taken August 9, 1989.