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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.
- 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.