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Traditional Pottery Making Workshop

October 12, 2014 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


“Traditional Pottery Making Workshop” with Andy Ward at Old Pueblo Archaeology Center, 2201 W. 44th Street, just west of La Cholla Blvd., ½-mile north of John F. Kennedy Park, Tucson.

            2 to 5 p.m. each Sunday. Fee $79 ($63.20 for Old Pueblo Archaeology Center and Pueblo Grande Museum Auxiliary members) includes all materials except clay, which participants will collect during class field trip.

            A series of seven pottery-making class sessions will be offered by artist Andy Ward on seven Sunday afternoons October 12 through November 23, 2014, including a clay-gathering field trip on October 19. The class is designed to help modern people understand how prehistoric Native Americans made and used pottery, and is not intended to train students how to make artwork for sale. The Level 1 class demonstrates traditional hand-building pottery techniques using gourd scrapers, mineral paints, and yucca brushes instead of modern potters’ wheels and paint. The course introduces some history of southwestern Ancestral and Modern Pueblo, Mogollon, and Hohokam pottery-making, includes a field trip in which participants dig their own clay, and demonstrates initial steps in forming, shaping and smoothing, and completion of bowls and jars of both smooth and corrugated pottery, by scraping, polishing, slipping and painting. The paddle-and-anvil hand-building method is also demonstrated.

            Reservations required by 5 p.m. October 8: 520-798-1201 or info@oldpueblo.org.

Photo by Andy Ward of pots made by students in Old Pueblo Archaeology Center's April-May 2014 pottery making class

Photo by Andy Ward of pots made by students in Old Pueblo Archaeology Center’s April-May 2014 pottery making class

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October 12, 2014
2:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Old Pueblo Archaeology Center


Old Pueblo Archaeology Center
2201 W. 44th St.
Tucson, AZ 85713 United States
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