In pre-Columbian time pots were made from clay and water and burned to prepare the pots for cooking and storage. Traditional pottery was given designs such as linear lines, dots and diagonal lines. Contemporary pottery may have flowers or sometimes clan animal shapes around the belly of a pot or raised effigies such as birds, animals or a human form around the collars and castellations (raised points). Some collars were made round or round with square shaped corners or a flared lip along the rim. Today, Hodinöhsö:ni’ artists incorporate the traditional style of pottery with a modern flair to them.