Pottery sherd with zig-zag line decoration and small pits

Stump the Archaeologist

Archaeologists love the unknown. We are drawn to the challenge of using artifacts as clues to figure out how people … Continued

Pile of pots with ashes still attached

Clay Chronicles VIII

Trial by fire! As you may have gathered from earlier posts, I was anxious about the firing, because it is … Continued

ball of clay with stamped design

Clay Chronicles VII

I’m running out of pottery making supplies at home, so am wrapping up my experiments for now. After making the … Continued

clay with pile of gray crushed shell on top

Clay Chronicles VI

For most of the pots I’ve made during these quarantimes, I’ve used clays more or less as they were. This … Continued

closeup of vulture head

Clay Chronicles V

This was my most ambitious one so far. Weeden Island Effigy Pot, ca. 1500 years ago My inspiration for this … Continued

Clamshell with ocher mix

Clay Chronicles IV

Clay Chronicles Series Dunns Creek Red Pottery, ca. 1800 years ago This time I decided to tackle a toughie. Dunn’s … Continued

pot in hand

Clay Chronicles III

Clay Chronicles Series I didn’t want to make another bowl or jar this time, so I took inspiration from this … Continued

pot sitting in wooden bowl

Clay Chronicles II

Clay Chronicles Series Carrabelle Punctated pottery, ca. 1500 years old Today, I decided to jump ahead to the mid-late Woodland … Continued