Andy Ward
traditional SW pottery

Traditional Pottery Making Level 1 Workshop

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Sundays October 13-November 24, 2013

2 to 5 p.m. on each of these Sunday afternoons

This series of seven pottery-making class sessions is offered by pottery craftsman Andy Ward. By taking this hands-on workshop you can learn about prehistoric lifeways through the study and practice of techniques for making and using artifacts.

Gourd scrapers, mineral paints, and yucca brushes can be used to produce pottery today just as they have for
centuries. Instead of modern potters’ wheels, molds, and paints, these ancient tools are still used by Native Americans to maintain the “spirit” of the traditional pottery.

Learn to make traditional Indian pottery the way it has been made here in the Southwest for over 2,000 years. Dig your own clay. Then hand-make your own pots, seed bowls, canteens, corrugated ware, ladles, and rattles using the coil-and-scrape method.

Course Includes

  • 21 total class hours: six 3-hr in-class sessions + 1 fieldtrip to dig your own clay!
  • Preregistration & payment required by October 9, 2013.
  • Southwestern pottery history: Pueblo, Mogollon, and Hohokam
  • Initial steps in forming: Coiling, shaping & smoothing
  • Finishing by scraping, sanding, polishing, slipping & painting
  • Making canteens
  • Making corrugated ware
  • Making ladles & rattles
  • Demonstration of paddle & anvil method
  • All other materials and equipment provided

Fee of $79 ($63.20 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members) includes all materials except clay, which participants will class field trip.

To register or for more information contact Old Pueblo Archaeology Center at 520-798-1201 or
Please visit our website:

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About Andy Ward

I am an independent researcher, writer and artist interested in all things Southwestern. Southeast Arizona is my home and area of primary interest.

2 thoughts on “Traditional Pottery Making Level 1 Workshop”

  1. claudia davis says:

    any workshops for 2014? id come from NE and would like a 4-5 workshop after I retire next spring

  2. Andy Ward says:

    Probably will have a workshop in 2014 but nothing scheduled at this time. Check back later, I will post all workshops on this site.

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