Redware Bust Of a Man With An Elaborate Head Piece On a Lucite Base.
Redware Handmade Bust Of a Man With An Elaborate Head Piece On a Lucite Base.
The clay body is a necessary component of pottery. Clay must be mined and purified in an often laborious process, and certain tribes have ceremonial protocols for gathering clay. Different tribes have different processes for processing clay, which can include drying in the sun, soaking in water for days, and repeatedly running through a screen or sieve. Acoma and other Pueblo pottery traditionally pound the dry clay into a powder and then remove impurities by hand, then running the dry powder through a screen, mixing it with a dry temper, and then mixing water to create a plastic paste. In preparing the clay, potters spend hours wedging it to remove air pockets and humidity that could easily cause it to explode during firing. The clay then needs to "cure" over time.
Item Code - CER2D127BAG
Width: 4 1/4" Height: 9 7/8" Depth: 5 1/4" Weight: 807 g
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