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Cherokee project: Pottery

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Kaylene Eun

on 25 January 2013

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Transcript of Cherokee project: Pottery

Phase 2 Result Making a Cherokee
pot Decoration Sources How Cherokee pottery
is used Cherokee Project : Pottery Coloring Pottery was very important and useful to the Cherokee. The Cherokee used the pots for making hominy, storing and serving food and carrying water. Round pots were used for cooking and oblong vases carried up to 10 pounds of water. A wedding vase was also used to carry water. The Cherokees used clay from the Coco Creek to make their pots. They used paddles they carved out of pine or cherry to shape the clay and to get rid of air bubbles and water. Large pots were made by coiling and small pots were made by rolling clay in a ball and putting a hole with your thumb to make the center of the pot. The clay is smoothed with a bone or a piece of wood. Firing The designs on a Cherokee pot were made by natural resources including sticks, paddles, bones and seashells. The Cherokee used impressing which was pressing in item in the clay to make a design and incising which was making lines on the pot with a tool. http://www.ehow.com/info_8704186_traditional-cherokee-pottery.html
http://rabbitsmoonstudio.blogspot.com/2012/07/cherokee-museum-cherokee-reservation.html The Cherokee didn't need to use pigment to add colors to their pots. When they fired the pots the pots would turn a beautiful, rich color. The color was from the wood used in the firing process. The color of the pot is based on what type of wood was used. Also, the temperature and time made a difference to the color of the pot. Phase 1 Phase 3 Foundation Instead of baking inside on a kiln, pots were fired outside on a hearth made of flat stones. A fire would be lit to dry the pots. The pots were tilted to one side around the fire until they were completely brown. Next, the pots were covered in embers, then about 2 inches of wood was piled on top of them. The wood would catch fire, burning evenly, making it hot. Eventually, an a hour or so, the wood would be gone and the pot all hardened. Cherokee Seed Pot Cherokee wedding vase Cherokee pots getting fired Incised Pot Cherokee Friendship Pot Traditional Cherokee pot
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