Photographer's Note

"As the clay is in the potter's hand, so you are in My hand." Jeremiah 18:6

taken in Burnayan Pottery in Vigan, Ilocos Sur, Philippines

The “Burnay” industry (pottery making industry) in Vigan preseded the arrival of the Spanish colonizers in the Philippines. It was introduced by early Chinese settlers, the “Burnay” served as an all weather container of local products for shipment to China and other Asian kingdoms in pre-colonial times. “Burnay” is also used in the fermentation of fish sauce, vinegar and “Basi”, the Ilocano wine from sugarcane juice.

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