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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Pots drying in the sun

    • Pots drying in the sun
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • All pots are drying in the sun. The two larger ones are drying for a short while before their necks are attached.
    • All the pots are drying

    • All the pots are drying
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • All the pots are set out to dry.
    • Paddling the pot back into shape

    • Paddling the pot back into shape
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • As long as the clay is wet, the pot may get out of shape but can easily be paddled back into shape.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Checking for symmetry

    • Checking for symmetry
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Checking the symmetry of the pot.
    • Neck and rim formation

    • Neck and rim formation
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Forming the neck and rim.
    • Examining the rim

    • Examining the rim
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Forming the neck and rim.
    • Brushing off the rim

    • Brushing off the rim
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Forming the neck and rim.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Preparing the hematite

    • Preparing the hematite
    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Hematite pigment is used for the red design. Rupert sifts the hematitie through a piece of window screen.
    • 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.

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