Pueblo Pottery Kit

Pueblo Pottery Kit
Pueblo Pottery Kit

This Pueblo Pottery Kit teaches you the traditional pottery making methods of the Pueblo peoples. There are several Pueblos in  Southwestern North America.  Pueblo peoples gathered their pottery making materials themselves. These Native American peoples dug and prepared their own clay.  They made their own dyes.  In addition, they made their brushes from yucca leaves.  This kit provides you with everything you need, ready to use.  Each kit contains materials needed to make a 3″ – 6″ Clay Pot. Additionally, the instruction booklet describes several traditional pottery designs for you to try. So, follow the directions to learn how to make a clay pinch pot.  Then decorate the pot with your own design!  The clay in the kit is self-hardening but not waterproof.  So your pot will be for decoration only.

The Pueblo Pottery Kit includes:

  • Clay
  • Paint Powders
  • Yucca Leaves
  • Polishing Stone
  • Fully Illustrated Instruction Booklet

You will also need: water, a paint tray, a towel, and a spoon.

We recommend this kit for ages 8 +.  Adult assistance may be needed to help children with this kit.

Browse our other Kits! The Wandering Bull Native American Trading Post offers Kits for everyone! So you will find everything from Beginner Accessories Kits to Native American Regalia.

For more information, view the Denver Art Museum leaflet on Pueblo Indian Pottery Making HERE!

 

Pottery Acoma Style Bowl

Pottery Acoma Style Bowl
Pottery Acoma Style Bowl

This sturdy Acoma Style Bowl can hold small items for you or take a place in your pottery collection.  The potter made this Bowl with red clay and painted geometric designs on it with Black slip.  He or she added Black lines on the top of the rim as well.   This Bowl has very thick walls, so it is heavy and sturdy for its size.   You will see signs of wear.  Some of the slip has worn away and there is wear on the bottom.  The potter did not sign it.

Traditional Acoma pottery comes from the Pueblo in New Mexico. The pottery usually features very thin walls, a desirable characteristic. Most artists create their pottery using hand coiled techniques. They often use Black, White and Red slip colors.

This Bowl has a 4.5″ diameter at the top and stands about 2.5″ high.  The rim measures 1/2″ thick.  One of a Kind!

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Ornament Acoma Pottery

Ornament Acoma Pottery
Ornament Acoma Pottery

Show off your flair for Southwestern Pottery with these Acoma Pottery Ornaments!  A Native Acoma potter decorated each of these 3″ Ornaments with classic Black & White Acoma designs!  She also signed the back of each flat pottery disc.   These Ornaments come with a metal hanging loop at the top.

So beautiful you may decide to display it year round!

All Acoma Pottery Ornaments come in assorted designs, please let us choose for you!

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Ornament Pottery Mimbres & Animal Life

Ornament Pottery Mimbres & Animal Life
Ornament Pottery Mimbres & Animal Life

Show off your appreciation of Southwestern Pottery with these petite Mimbres Pottery Ornaments!  Artist Rosa Mora etched and painted  each of these 1.5″ putty colored Ornaments.  She decorated them with a variety of Mimbres and  Animal Life designs.  She also etched her name on the bottom of each ornament.   These Ornaments come with a fabric hanging loop at the top.

So beautiful you may decide to display it year round!

All Mimbres Pottery Ornaments come in assorted designs, please let us choose for you!

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Ornament Colored Horsehair Pottery

Ornament Colored Horsehair Pottery
 Horsehair Pottery Ornament Colored

If you love Horsehair Pottery you will want at least one of these Colored Horsehair Pottery Ornaments!  Navajo artists create these 3″ Round Ornaments.  They add bits of Horsehair to the clay before firing the Ornament.  Then they paint them with colored bands and etch geometric designs into the fired clay. Each artist signed the bottom of their ornament.   Each one comes with a metal hanging loop at the top.

So beautiful you may decide to display it year round!

All Colored Horsehair Pottery Ornaments come in assorted designs, please let us choose for you!

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Pottery Antique Cochiti Dish

Pottery Antique Cochiti Dish
Pottery Antique Cochiti Dish

Add this unusually shaped Antique Cochiti Pottery Dish to your collection!  This shallow dish with a footed base comes from the early 20th century.  The potter started with terracotta colored clay.  He or she covered the top with a light colored slip and painted a floral design with black paint.   The hole allows you to hang the dish for storage or display.  The 3/4″ high raised base keeps it steady on a flat surface.

This Dish measures 6.25″ across at the widest point.  It stands about 1.75″ tall.   It does show some wear but structurally, this piece is in very good condition.

One of a Kind!

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Read the Denver Art Museum Leaflet on Pottery of the Southwestern Tribes.

Pottery Southwestern

Pottery
Pottery Southwestern

This polychrome 5″ Southwestern Pottery is red, tan and cream. The  handmade clay vase features a geometric abstract design and polished bottom. Made circa. 1950’s this vintage piece is in good condition.

The vase measures 5″ tall and the opening is 2″ in diameter. The base is 2″ in diameter.

One of a Kind!

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Pottery Jemez 5 1/4″

Pottery Jemez 5 1/4"
Pottery Jemez 5 1/4″

This polychrome 5 1/4″ Jemez Pottery is red, brown and cream. The clay vase features a feather motif and abstract design. The artist, Andrea Tafoya, has signed the bottom of the piece. Jemez Pueblo is the northernmost of three major Pueblos along the Jemez River, a tributary of the Rio Grande.

The vase measures 5 1/4″ tall and the opening is 2 3/4″ in diameter. The base is 2″ in diameter.

One of a Kind!

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Pottery Antique Black U Shaped Container

Pottery Antique Black 2 Sided Container

Pottery Antique Black 2 Sided Container

This rustic Black Pottery container will make an unusual addition to your collection. It comes from the early 20th century,  likely made in South America.  It features openings on each end and could have been a serving vessel or a vase.

The crafter made it with black clay. The inside is not glazed, and the outside seems to have a light glaze.  The crafter did not add any decorative elements.  The container stands about 5.5″ tall.  The openings are squared and measure about 2.75″ x 2.5″.   The flattened part of the bottom measures 3.5″ x 2.25″.

One of a Kind!

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Pottery Ceramic Storyteller

Pottery Ceramic Storyteller a
Pottery Ceramic Storyteller

This Storyteller Ceramic Pottery features a woman with seven children surrounding her to listening to the story. She is wearing a large blue necklace and blue earrings. Her outfit is decorated with a nicely painted geometric pattern. Each child has uniquely painted clothes.

The piece is 4″ tall and the base is 3.75″ x 2.5″.

One of a Kind!

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Pottery Clay Pot Reproduction

Pottery Clay Pot Reproduction
Pottery Clay Pot Reproduction

This Reproduction Clay Pot Pottery is handmade and decorated with a corn impression motif. The pot is not glazed and the pointed shape is used to stick the pot right into the hot coals of a fire.

The pot measures approx. 6″ in diameter at the top and about 4.5″ deep in the center.

One of a Kind!

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Ceramic Smudge Bowl

Ceramic Smudge Bowl
Ceramic Smudge Bowl

Our Ceramic Smudge Bowl is handmade exclusively for us! This terracotta colored Bowl is hand painted with a Double Curve Motif and fully glazed on the inside.  You will find this Bowl an attractive alternative to a shell or whatever you have been ‘making do’ with!

Because our crafter makes these Ceramic Bowls in a Reproduction Redware tradition, it will also appeal to our Re-enactor customers looking for a small pottery dish for camp.

This Bowl measures 5″ in diameter at the rim and 2.5″ across the bottom. Hand Painted Double Curve designs will vary.

Don’t forget to order a Wooden Stand for your Ceramic Smudge Bowl and a Smudge Stick to put in it!

Click here to read about Smudging Rituals and Supplies!

Reproduction Clay Pot

Reproduction Clay Pot
Reproduction Clay Pot

Our Reproduction Clay Pot is designed to look like actual pottery found at Native American sites. The potter creates these Reproduction Pots by hand. She then decorates them with etching and fabric impressions.  She does not glaze them.

These Pots are completely functional! Living Hiostory Re-enactors can use them as a drinking vessel or a heat resistant container to heat up a small meal.

Our Reproduction Pots come in two sizes. The smaller pot measures 4″ high with a 3″ diameter scalloped top. The larger pot measures 6″ high with a 3.5″ diameter top.

Each  Clay Pot is handmade.  The top edges and decorations will vary.

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Wampanoag Art for the Ages

Wampanoag Art for the Ages
Wampanoag Art for the Ages

Traditional and Transitional.  By Lee Roscoe.  Softcover. 77 pgs.

In this well illustrated book.  Lee Roscoe profiles several Wampanoag artists and discusses their work.  She begins with Wetu, or bark dwellings, and continues with Matting, Twining, Pottery, Wampum, Regalia, Adornment, Painting and Mixed Media.  Each section features a Wampanoag artist and includes historical information about the craft itself and the required materials.   This unique book provides a look into contemporary Wampanoag art, as well as the cultural history that inspires it.

The Appendix lists museums and other venues where you can view Native American art and exhibits.

ISBN 9780578262925

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Wedding Vases Red Clay

Wedding Vases Red Clay
Wedding Vases Red Clay

Our Red Clay Wedding Vases are made by Native American artists.  They etch traditional designs on them and finish them with traditional colors. You will find the artist’s signature on the bottom of each Vase.  These Vases are made with red clay.  The insides are not glazed, so they will not hold liquids.

Several Native American peoples, especially in the Southwest,  have used Wedding vases as part of a marriage ceremony. On a Wedding Vase, one spout represents the husband, the other the wife. The looped handle represents the unity of marriage.  A special beverage was added to the vase and the couple drank from it.  Wedding Vases make a special gift for a new couple.

Our medium vase measures 8″ tall  x 5.5″ at the widest point. The small vase measures 5.5″ tall  x 4.5″ at the widest point. The colors & designs may vary from vase to vase.

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Wanted Items

Wandering Bull Links of InterestWe are always looking for new and unusual products to include on our website. If you know someone who can provide any of the following items or other products that would complement our line please email us photos, descriptions, cost and availability of the items.

Currently we are looking for:

  • Antiques: beadwork, rugs, pottery, baskets, personal collections, etc
  • Large inventories from store closings, vendors, overstocks, etc.
  • Clay pipes – Eastern Woodlands
  • Sweetgrass braids
  • Brain-tanned deer hides

Contact Us Today If you have anything available on the above list.

36th Annual NAIA Indian Education Pow Wow and Fall Festival

NATIVE AMERICAN ARTS & CRAFTS · PAINTINGS · PICTURES · CLOTHING
INDIAN JEWELRY · POTTERY · INDIAN TACOS · CHILI · HOMINY · FRY BREAD
STORYTELLING · INDIAN GAMES · DEMONSTRATIONS

This fall, journey to Nashville for an event you will always remember – a three-day educational pow wow & fall festival offering you the opportunity to personally experience the culture and spirit of the American Indian people. The Indian Education Powwow and Fall Festival attracts people from all over the state of Tennessee and the United States.  Each October, Indians of different Nations gather to share part of their culture. This spirited event is not just for the reunion of family and friends, but for anyone who would like to witness and join in the celebration of the culture that is nurtured by some 19,500 Indians who call Tennessee home today.

Treat yourself to the delights of traditional native food, such as fry bread, Indian tacos, and hominy made the “Indian way”.

Pow Wow Info

Pow Wow Schedule

Pow Wow Staff and Dancers

 

Long Hunter State Park

2910 Hobson Pike

Nashville TN 37076

Abenaki Heritage Weekend

Abenaki Heritage Weekend

Location: Lake Champlain Maritime Museum 4472 Basin Harbor Road  VT  05491

Time: 10:30 am to 4:30 pm

Details: Join the Native American community at the Abenaki Heritage Weekend.  Members of the Elnu Abenaki Tribe, the Nulhegan Band of the Coosuk and Koasek Traditional Band of the Koas Abenaki Nation, Missisquoi Abenaki Tribe.  Join the Vermont Abenaki Artists Association work with Museum staff to plan and present the event.

The Native people are experts in the living indigenous arts and traditions which they come together to share with one another and with visitors. They have inherited, researched, reconstructed, or apprenticed to learn the techniques with which they create outstanding bead work, quill work, basketry, pottery, woodworking and other items for personal use or for sale. Tribal members will also share songs, drumming, dancing, games, food preparation, and other life skills.

Abenaki Heritage Weekend also includes opportunities to share cultural heritage through indoor presentations and a gallery talk with the curators and artists.

For more info: http://abenakiart.org/abenaki_heritage_weekend

Contact: abenaki@abenakiart.org