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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Hematite ready for mixing

    • Teiwes, Helga
    • Ceramics; Tohono O'odham artists; Tohono O'odham pottery; Indian pottery
    • Sifted hematite ready for mixing with water.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Polishing marks

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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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

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

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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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.
    • 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...
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Neck and rim formation

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Final corrections to the shape

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

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