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Re: history of coil pots - Oaxaca

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Melissa Enderle (melissae)
Sun, 07 Nov 1999 21:39:04 -0600


I had the wonderful opportunity to visit ceramic artists in Oaxaca, Mexico.
Basically, they are using doing the same methods and techniques as their
ancestors. The coil technique is used by most. I was amazed at how they
didn't even slip and score like I tell my students! I also found it
fascinating to see the primitive tools they use - including cactus needles
for detailing tools, gourd pieces for forming/smoothing, and two inverted
(one side is flat) stones for a wheel.
There is an entire video on the Ceramics of Oaxaca as well as a section in
the Oaxaca video series by Crizmac.

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Melissa Enderle
melissae

>> Hi everyone-
>> I was wondering if anyone has anything about the
>> history of coil pots...also does anyone know of any
>> good websites for this.

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