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    • Polishing marks

    • Polishing marks
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Note the polishing marks.
    • Painting the red design

    • Painting the red design
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert paints the red design first.
    • Use of paint brush

    • Use of paint brush
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert uses a commercial water color brush. He breaks off the handle and wraps it with a strip of cloth to make the kind of handle he likes.
    • Polishing the paint

    • 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.
    • Using fingernail to mark pot

    • Using fingernail to mark pot
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • After making a red line around the rim, Rupert makes a line about 10 cm below the rim by scratching it with his fingernail.
    • Extending the marks down the pot

    • Extending the marks down the pot
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • From the 4 marks at the rim, Rupert draws 4 lines down to the scratched line that parallels the rim.
    • Using water to attach the coil

    • Using water to attach the coil
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Wetting the rim so next coil will attach better.
    • Ashes used to prevent stickiness

    • Ashes used to prevent stickiness
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • When clay becomes too wet to paddle properly, ashes are rubbed onto the paddle to prevent its sticking to the clay.
    • Establishing an even base

    • Establishing an even base
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Balancing half-formed pot to establish even base.
    • Rough polishing

    • Rough polishing
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert "rough" polishes vessel wall with water and hand to remove protruding sand particles from surface.
    • Vessel walls being thinned

    • Vessel walls being thinned
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Thinning vessel walls of larger pot.
    • Third pot being formed

    • Third pot being formed
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Forming third large pot. The decorated pot in the foreground was made some weeks earlier. It has a crack from firing and was broken later that day.
    • Examination of pot

    • Examination of pot
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert examines large pot before neck is formed.
    • Polishing with water and polishing stone

    • Polishing with water and polishing stone
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • "Rough" polishing with water and polishing stone to smooth the surface before pot has dried. Actual polishing is done after pot has dried.
    • Placing large pot in sun to dry

    • Placing large pot in sun to dry
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Larger pot is put in the sun to dry for short time before neck is attached. While it dried, Rupert worked on the third large pot.
    • Separating the hematite

    • Separating the hematite
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Hematite as it is gathered is in the enamel bowl. Sifted hematite is in the ceramic bowl.
    • Painting the red design in

    • Painting the red design in
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Painting the red design on the first pot.

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