It's interesting for me to think about the pottery in these projects. At first glance, they are just clay pots that have been hand crafted in the masses for every day use. But to the men that make them, those pots are not just clay, but a means to living-a means to providing for themselves and their families.
In the summer of 2012, I had a chance to work in a small community about 45 minutes from Madaba, Jordan. It was a community development project with Beyond Walls meant to empower the young people in this small community. On a day off the group of us took some time to talk with and photograph these Jordanian potters that fashion the clay into functional pieces of earth.