HGE30 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking south.
According to Mau, a potter’s workshop with two ovens was located here, and at HGE29.
The ovens, which were not large, had an upper division in which were placed the vessels to be baked.
Beneath this was a firebox, underneath the floor above being pierced with holes to let the heat through.
The vault of one of the ovens was constructed of parallel rows of jars fitted into one another.
See Mau, A., 1907, translated by Kelsey, F. W., Pompeii: Its Life and Art. New York: Macmillan. (p. 386).
According to Garcia y Garcia, a bomb fell during the night of 18th September 1943 thoroughly hitting the workshops at HGE29 and 30.
This destroyed the two places with their respective ovens.
See Garcia y Garcia, L., 2006. Danni di guerra a Pompei. Rome: L’Erma di Bretschneider. (p.163)
HGE30 Pompeii. May 2006. Looking south through doorway into HGE29.