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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Brushing off the rim

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

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Checking the symmetry of the pot.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Examination of pot

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert examines large pot before neck is formed.
    • Examining the rim

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Forming the neck and rim.
    • 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.
    • Final corrections to the shape

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Final correction of the flared rim.
    • Fine pigment being separated

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • The dustlike pigment is separated from the larger particles to the right. The very fine pigment is swept back into the empty ceramic bowl.
    • Finishing the rim

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert finishes the 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.

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