The Sunday after Thanksgiving found me and a small group of local potters participating in a hands on workshop with a group of Mata Ortiz potters at Crystal Creek farm in the Santa Cruz mountains. First we watched the technique of hand building the pot using a small plaster bowl. A small slab is formed from small bowl of clay and pressed into the bowl form. Large coils are formed and added to the a shown in the first several photos.
We were then given pots to practice sanding, oiling and painting.
And finally, the pots were fired.