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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.
    • 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.
    • Hematite ready for mixing

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Sifted hematite ready for mixing with water.
    • 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.
    • Making the rim even

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • To make an even base, Rupert puts the newly formed pot on a wooden board and evens the rim.
    • Neck and rim formation

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Forming the neck and rim.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Painting the red design

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

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Note the polishing marks.
    • 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 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Pottery making tools

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert's pottery making tools: wooden paddles and polishing stones. The rectangular paddle belonged to Rupert's grandmother. The other three paddles were bought in 1979 at the Arts and Craft Coop in Sells from Margaret Acosta. They were made by...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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 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 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 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 the neck

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Rupert rough polishes 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.

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