A Potter at His Wheel in Hebron
A potter was a common occupation in the Biblical world (Jer 18:3-4). While the very rich could afford vessels of silver, gold, or carved stone, or even of glass by Roman times, most people used common fired clay vessels for everyday use and storage (2 Tim 2:20). These might range from simple plates or cups to very large pots for storing grain or wine (in the Roman era called amphora). They also became frequently used metaphors in Scripture. God is the Potter, we are the clay. From Christian Resource Institute.