Coiled pottery: traditional and contemporary ways
Rediscover a ceramic style as old as the Stone Age. An intriguing look at technique in which clay is added in layers plus a detailed exploration of contemporary and ethnic potters who build this way. Historical examples in full color.
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Starting the pot
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base beating Beit Shebab Bernard Leach body bowl Bronze Age building built centimetres ceramic ceremonial coil colour contemporary potters cooking pot Coper country potter curve Cyprus dampened David Roberts decoration diagonal dung Elizabeth Fritsch Ewen Henderson fingers flat flattened foot Gabrielle Koch gently glaze Gordon Baldwin grog ground hand hand-building Helen Pincombe horizontal Ibibio Ikwa Umanah incised inside jars John Ward Joman kiln Ladi Kwali layer leather-hard Lucie Rie lump of clay Magdalene Odundo Mallam Garba Maria Martinez Medieval method Michael Cardew Monica Young mould Nampeyo neck Neolithic Nigeria oxides paddle and anvil painted palm Papua New Guinea pattern Peter Stoodley pieces pinched pithoi plastic Pueblo pulled raku firing rolled Ruth Duckworth scraped shape sherds slip smooth sometimes spiral squeezed stoneware pot surface technique temperature texture thick thin Thrapsano thrown thumb traditional unglazed vessel wall ware wheel