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Amanda Lucario

Olla Jar

Pueblo of Acoma


LIN E 767

Pieces are created using natural clay pigments that are mined on the Pueblo of Acoma. All pieces are hand shaped using the coil method. Pieces are shaped using wooden tools, coconut shells, and gourds. Each piece is then hand painted using natural iron oxide rocks found with in the pueblo as well,. A sap from beeweed plant is used as a binder in the paint as well as water. These pieces are then painted with yucca brushes, hand made brushes using natural baby hair, as well as commercial brushes. Last step is the firing which is done by kiln to get a better successful firing rate because it is a controlled temperature.