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    • 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.
    • Screening the white clay

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Screening the 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

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Unscreened and screened white clay at clay pit.
    • The Potter, Rupert Angea

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert Angea. His mother taught him to make pottery when he was 12 years old. She was taught by her mother, Constance, in KaKa Village. They always used to make white pottery, but Rupert added the red about 7 years ago. His mother now only...
    • Polishing the paint

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • As soon as the red pigment dries, Rupert polishes it with a stone to make it shiny. He polishes it before it is completely dry. He must be careful not to rub any of it onto the white clay.
    • 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 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.
    • Breaking clay with rock

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Breaking up white clay with rock.
    • Polishing of filled in red step design

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Polishing the red design right after it dries, making sure that the polishing stone does not rub any paint onto the white background.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Continuing to screen

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Screening the white 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.
    • Rolling up the last of the clay

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • After the third batch of mixed clay, Rupert rolls up the last clay from the cloth.
    • Polishing marks

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Note the polishing marks.
    • Use of paddle to thin vessel wall

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert thins the vessel wall with his hand and paddle.
    • Black triangle and scroll design

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Looking at the black triangle and scroll design.
    • Beginning the black design on another pot

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Starting the black design. Rupert has one brush for the red and one for the black paint.

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