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“Recreating Prehistoric Maverick Mountain Series Polychrome Pottery Workshop”
October 16, 2016 @ 2:00 pm - November 6, 2016 @ 5:00 pm
“Recreating Prehistoric Maverick Mountain Series Polychrome Pottery Workshop” with Andy Ward will be held Sundays October 16, 23, & 30, and November 6, 2016 at Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 2201 W. 44th Street, just west of La Cholla Blvd., ½-mile north of John F. Kennedy Park, Tucson. The workshop will be from 2 to 5 pm, fee $79 ($63.20 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members) includes all materials. Maverick Mountain polychrome pottery can be traced to Ancestral Pueblo people who began migrating south into southern Arizona in the thirteenth century bringing their pottery traditions with them. The Maverick Mountain series pottery found in southern Arizona closely resembles Tsegi Orange Ware pottery of northern Arizona in technology and decorations. In the course of this workshop students will process raw materials, form pottery using the coil-and-scrape method, slip, polish and paint pottery using authentic materials, tools and techniques, then we will fire our pottery outdoors in a mesquite bonfire. Students will leave with a better understanding of the methods used to create prehistoric polychrome pottery and authentic pottery reproductions that they made themselves. Schedule: Day 1, construct pottery; day 2, scrape, slip and polish; day 3, paint decorations; day 4, firing. Minimum class size 7, maximum 12. Reservations deadline 5 p.m. Wednesday October 12. Reservations required: 520-798-1201 or email@example.com.