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Re: Susan Folwell Breaks Tradition in Native American Pottery


From: Woody Duncan (wduncan_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Apr 29 2004 - 22:31:09 PDT

Thanks Maggie,
        I had the concept but not the term. I could blame
it on age but I've always had lost words, not a loss of words,
It's just not knowing what I'm talking about.

Maggie White wrote:
> Woody Duncan wrote:
> > The reddish brown color is the natural color the clay
> > turns if the pots are not smothered in the firing process.
> > The black occurs when the fire is totally smothered
> > with old ashes, dirt and dried horse manure. I don't
> > know the proper term to call this process.
> It's reduction firing--you're reducing the amount of oxygen that reaches
> the ware.
> Maggie
> ---

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