Stone Production Methods: From Boulder to Rice Cooker - Core77

This is a fascinating look at the amount of ingenuity, specialty machines and labor required to make a traditional rice cooker out of stone. South-Korea-based manufactory Stone Lee starts with boulders at the quarry, then reveals every step required to produce these impossibly-refined objects:

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Well, thanks for posting this information. I have what looks to be a very similar stone pot. I bought it in Vancouver to enjoy at home, Dolsot Bibimbap. Apologies to any Koreans if I’ve misapplied the use of this bowl. BTW, I haven’t solved the seepage through the bottom of the stone pot. I thought it would just naturally happen. But it doesn’t appear to be the case!