Native Art

Hopi Tewa Pottery


In this workshop, you will explore the traditional Hopi-Tewa method of creating polychrome pottery. This method includes coil building with Hopi gray or yellow clay, sanding, burnishing with riverbed stones, designing and painting pots with natural pigments utilizing handmade paint brushes. Finally, you will learn to traditionally fire your pieces in open-air kilns using sheep dung as a heating source.

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