Making Native American Pottery

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Naturegraph Publishers, 1991 - Crafts & Hobbies - 77 pages
Michael Simpson tells in easy-to-understand steps, according to traditional methods, how to gather and process clay, form several types of Native American pots, make designs and finishes, slip and decorate, and burnish and fire pottery without using a kiln. Simpson (part Cherokee and Yakima) was taught by Doris Blue, a Catawba master potter. Fully illustrated with color and black and white photographs.

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The Story of Doris Blue
Building By Hand
Decorating Slipping and Burnishing
Appendix A

About the author (1991)

Simpson is a visiting scholar in the Department of English, University of Texas at Austin

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