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Images of Tohono O'odham Polychrome Pottery Making Study
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    • Gathering white clay

    • Gathering white clay
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert Angea gathering white clay behind his house 6-3-80.
    • Breaking clay with rock

    • Breaking clay with rock
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Breaking up white clay with rock.
    • Sitting while breaking clay

    • Sitting while breaking clay
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert breaks up big pieces of white clay with a rock.
    • Screen cleaning

    • Screen cleaning
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Cleaning the screen after sifting clay.
    • Sifting clay through windowscreen

    • Sifting clay through windowscreen
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Putting white clay into windowscreen. Note rock for breaking up lumps of clay, in foreground.
    • Screening the white clay

    • Screening the white clay
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Screening the white clay.
    • Continuing to screen the clay

    • Continuing to screen the clay
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Putting white clay onto screen which rests on a plastic basin.
    • Digging for white clay

    • Digging for white clay
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Digging the white clay.
    • Screened white clay

    • Screened white clay
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Unscreened and screened white clay at clay pit.
    • Continuing to screen

    • Continuing to screen
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Screening the white clay.
    • Screening in the wash

    • Screening in the wash
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Gathering and screening sand (not silica) in wash 1 mile north of Angea's home.
    • Screening through cupped hands

    • Screening through cupped hands
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Gathering and screening dark sand (not silica) in wash, one mile north of Angea's home.
    • Full pail of screened sand

    • Full pail of screened sand
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • The screened dark (volcanic) sand in metal pail still standing next to window screen in wash.
    • Winnowing

    • Winnowing
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • "Winnowing" sand to remove remaining bigger particles at kitchen ramada next to family church.
    • Mixing of clay and sand

    • Mixing of clay and sand
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Mixing of clay and sand. Three handfuls of the dark sand are added to the amount of white clay that was in the basin.
    • A mound is formed

    • A mound is formed
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Mixing of clay and sand. Three handfuls of the dark sand are added to the amount of white clay that was in the basin.
    • Mixing clay and temper with water

    • Mixing clay and temper with water
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Mixing clay and temper--in this case, volcanic sand--with water.
    • Adding more water

    • Adding more water
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • First batch of mixed clay is set aside. Rupert adds more water to remaining clay.

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