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    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Balancing half-formed pot to establish even base.
    • Checking for symmetry

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Checking the symmetry of the pot.
    • Final corrections to the shape

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Final correction of the flared rim.
    • Forming coil for neck and rim

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Forming the coil for the neck and rim.
    • 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

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

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Forming the neck and rim.
    • Forming the third of the pots

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Forming the third of the larger pots.
    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.
    • Polishing marks

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Note the polishing marks.
    • 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.
    • Blending the coil into the pot

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Putting the circular rim coil on the larger pot.
    • Rough polishing of the neck

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rough polishing while vessel is still wet. Rough polishing is done in no particular direction and is done in a fast motion over the wet clay.
    • Rough polishing of the rim

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rough polishing while vessel is still wet. Rough polishing is done in no particular direction and is done in a fast motion over the wet clay.
    • Rough polishing of the vessel

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rough polishing while vessel is still wet. Rough polishing is done in no particular direction and is done in a fast motion over the wet clay.
    • Rough polishing of the pot

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rough polishing while vessel is still wet. Rough polishing is done in no particular direction and is done in a fast motion over the wet clay.
    • 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.
    • Adjusting the symmetry

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert adjusts the symmetry of the pot with a wooden paddle.
    • Blowing to remove impurities

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert blows softly on the fine pigment to remove non-pigment particles.
    • Coil forming a circle

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert closes the coil, forming a circle for the rim coil.
    • Making sure the rim is even

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert evens the rim of the larger 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.
    • Finishing the rim

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert finishes the rim.
    • Painting four equally spaced marks

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert makes 4 equally spaced red marks on the rim.
    • Adding water to make red paint

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert mixes a small amount of water with the hematite to make the red paint. It thickens when left standing but can be thinned again easily.
    • Painting the red design

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert paints the red design first.
    • Polishing the dried pots

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert polishes the dried pots by rubbing in a direction parallel to the coils.
    • Polishing dried pot

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert polishes the pots after they have dried. He uses the polishing stone his grandmother used.
    • Attaching the coil to the rim

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert presses with his thumb to attach the rim coil to the inside of the pot.
    • Rough polishing the neck

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert rough polishes the neck.
    • Rough polishing before attaching neck

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert rough polishes the second of the two larger pots before attaching the neck.
    • Rough polishing while still wet

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert rough-polishes the rim of the large vessel. The clay is still wet.
    • Sifting to remove larger pieces of hematite

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert shakes the bowl of sifted hematite pigment to get the larger particles to the surface.
    • Shaping before attaching neck

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert shapes the large pot with a paddle before the neck is formed.
    • Removing the larger pieces by hand

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert sifts the hematite by hand to remove the larger particles.
    • Sifting hematite by hand

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert sifts the hematite by hand to remove the larger particles.
    • 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.

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