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 Ash Tray with Handles

Pottery Acoma Ash Tray with Handles
Pottery Acoma Ash Tray with Handles

This vintage Acoma Pottery Ash Tray will make a unique addition to your pottery collection!  The potter covered this Ash Tray with White slip. Then he or she created the design with Red and Black slip.  The twisted handles are an interesting feature. The potter painted the cigarette holders with Red Slip.  Acoma N. Mex. appears on the bottom.

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

A previous owner had this Ash Tray in a collection. You will see some wear and discoloration on it.  Structurally, this piece remains in very good condition with no cracks or chips.

This Ash Tray stands just over 1″ tall. The handle ends stand just over 2″ tall. The tray diameter measures 4.5″ and it measures 5″ across at the handles.

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Pottery Antique Cochiti Clay Boot

Pottery Antique Cochiti Clay Boot
Pottery Antique Cochiti Clay Boot

This charming clay Pottery Boot comes from the early 20th century.  The Native Americans from the Cochiti Pueblo in New Mexico make shaped pottery like this Boot.  They also create the popular Storyteller figures.

The potter created this Clay Boot by polishing it then covering it with a white slip. He or she painted lines and dots on it with black paint. Then the potter covered the sole of the Boot with a red slip.   The inside of the Boot remains plain.

A previous owner had this Clay Boot in a collection.  You will see the remains of a label stuck on the vamp. The word ‘pottery’ is legible. We are not sure what the other word is.  Someone tried to remove the label and a little of the paint came off with it, so we left the rest of the tag there.  You will also see dust on the inside and top of the Boot. Structurally it remains in very good condition.

This Clay Boot measures about 4″ long  and 2.75″ wide.  It stands just about 2″ tall.

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

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Pottery Spoon

Pottery Spoon
Pottery Spoon

You will enjoy this unique Pottery Spoon.  With its wide bowl, it would be used to serve food.  The style is reminiscent of Pueblo made pottery spoons.

The potter used a pale terracotta colored slip for the spoon and painted the edges and design with brown paint.  You could use the large hole in the handle to hang the spoon for display. It will not stand on the bowl because the bottom is not flat. The spoon has a very smooth pleasing texture.

You will not find a signature on the bottom, but there is some residue from previous price stickers.  You will also see some minor cracking within the hole in the handle. This may have appeared whenever the potter made the spoon.

This Pottery Spoon measures 7″ long. The bowl measures 4″ wide.

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Pottery Antique Southwestern Scoop

Pottery Antique Southwestern Scoop
Pottery Antique Southwestern Scoop

Add this unusual Antique Pottery piece to your collection!  This Southwestern style Pottery Scoop could be Acoma or Isleta in origin.  We think it comes from the early 20th century.

The potter created this scoop (ladle? pitcher?) with a wavy rim. He or she added a handle for scooping or pouring.  Then the potter covered the outside with a white slip and added geometric line designs with black paint and red slip. On the bottom you will see more red slip.  The inside remains plain.

A previous owner had this piece in their collection.  It looks like it may have held something at one point as the inside looks soiled. This scoop measures about 5.5″ long including the handle. It measures 3.5″ wide at the widest point and it stands not quite 2″ tall.

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Ornament Horsehair Pottery

Ornament Horsehair Pottery
Ornament Horsehair Pottery

Love Horsehair Pottery?  Don’t miss these Horsehair Pottery Ornaments!  Native Navajo artists create these 3″ Round Ornaments.  They add bits of Horsehair to the clay before firing the Ornament.  Then they 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 Horsehair 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 Canteen

Pottery Canteen
Pottery Canteen – Southwestern Clay

Feast your eyes on this Antique Southwestern Pottery Canteen!  We believe this Southwestern Clay   Canteen is Tohono O’odham.    The Tohono O’odham (Desert People) are from eastern Arizona and northwestern Mexico.  They often used a dark red clay for their pottery.

The potter decorated this canteen with cactus designs in black slip.  It also features three lugs on the sides and bottom that allow a carrying string to pass through.  This canteen also comes with a glass and cork stopper, which is unusual.

This Canteen came from an old family collection.  Structurally it remains in excellent condition.  You will see marks, wear and fading on the finish.  The original woven fiber carrying string is still intact.

The Canteen measures 6.25″ wide and 6.5″ tall (to the top of the spout).  It has a convex shape and measures about 3″ wide at the widest point.

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Pottery Candles

Pottery Candles all
Pottery Candles

Add light and fragrance to you home for the holidays with these Handcrafted Pottery Candles!  Lakota artists create these Pottery Candles by hand. Then they engrave them with traditional decorative symbols.  You will enjoy the designs and the vanilla fragrance!

Each Candle measures approximately 4.5″ across and 2″ high.  Choose from three colors!

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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.

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

Pottery Bowl & Cover

Pottery Bowl & Cover
Pottery Bowl & Cover

You will find this Pottery Bowl & Cover perfect for storing small keepsakes, jewelry, change and more!  Native Lakota artisans create these covered bowls.  They paint them with soft Blue & White glaze.  Then they add traditional decorative symbols.

This Pottery Bowl will make a lovely gift or a decorative storage container for your home!

Each covered Bowl measures 5″ across and stands 2.5″ high.

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Pottery Ash Tray Road Runner Design

Pottery Ash Tray Road Runner Design
Pottery Ash Tray Road Runner Design

This unique and well made Ash Tray will be a fabulous addition to your pottery collection! We are not sure of the provenience of this piece. You will see that the potter signed the bottom.  It may date from 1964.

The potter used Terracotta clay to make the Ash Tray. He or she then covered it with Red slip.  Panels of Off White slip have Black outlines. Inside each Off White panel, you will find a stylized Bird design (possibly a Road Runner). Other graphic designs add to the overall appeal of this piece. Three indentations on the rim would hold cigarettes.

This Ash Tray stands just 1.5″ high.  The top diameter measures 5″ across.  The opening measures just about 4″ in diameter.

A previous owner had this Ash Tray in a collection. It remains in excellent condition.

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Pottery Antique Figural Cup

Pottery Antique Figural Cup
Pottery Antique Figural Cup

Six three dimensional faces adorn the rim of this Antique Black Pottery Cup. This cup comes from South America.  The potter made it in the early 20th century.  He of she used Black clay.  Then the potter attached the molded faces to the top and incised the sides with geometric designs.  On the bottom, he or she created a 0.75″ rim so the bottom is indented. It looks like the potter applied a slip to both the outside and inside that give it a polished look.

This cup stands about 4″ tall.  The top opening measures about 3.5″ in diameter.  The bottom measurement is 2.5″ in diameter.  It remains in very good condition.

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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″.

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Pottery Antique Clay Figure

Pottery  Antique Clay Figure

Pottery  Antique Clay Figure

This small Antique Clay Figure resembles Native American Rain God statues.  In the early 20th century, the crafter roughly shaped it with natural clay covered with a light colored slip.  He or she added some brown paint marks on the hair (?), around the neck, on the arms and feet and on the object it holds.   The crafter used short incisions for the eyes and mouth with a little shaping for the nose.

The figure sits with straight legs stretched out.  It holds a log-shaped object that may be a container to catch the rain.  Projections from its head may be hair or ears and horns.

You will see that a piece has broken off the top of this figure and chips off the back of one of the head projections and one of the feet.  The left foot is also blackened on the bottom.  Otherwise it is intact and in good condition.

The Figure stands about 3″ tall and 2.75″ across the legs.

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Pottery Southwestern Ivory Slip

Pottery Southwestern Ivory Slip
Pottery Southwestern Ivory Slip

This Southwestern pot features a geometric design in Black and Dark Red.  The potter painted the outside with a darker Ivory colored slip.  He or she covered the inside with a Dark Red slip.

You can see where there was a price label on the bottom, otherwise the paint on this pot remains in very good condition.

This pot stands just under 4″ tall. The top opening measures 2.75″ in diameter.

A previous owner had this pot in a collection. Structurally, it remains in very good condition. You will see some dirt on the inside.

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Pottery Flower Vase

Pottery Flower Vase
Pottery Flower Vase

Native Americans from South Dakota create these Blue Flower Vases.  They cover them with a soft blue glaze and etch them with traditional decorative symbols.

Each Flower Vase stands 8.5″ tall.  They are perfect decorations for your home and they make a thoughtful gift!

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Wedding Vases

Wedding Vases
Wedding Vases

Several Native American peoples, especially in the Southwest,  have used Wedding vases as part of a marriage ceremony. On the 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.

We carry vases crafted by Sioux artisans in Rapid City South Dakota.  The artists sign each pottery piece that they make.  Each vase comes with a Certificate of Authenticity and a card describing the tradition of the Wedding Vase.

Our large vase measures 9″ tall  x 5.5″ at the widest point. The medium vase measures 7.5″ tall  x 4.5″ at the widest point. The colors will vary from vase to vase.

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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!

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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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The North American Indian Collection of the Lowe Art Museum

The North American Indian Collection of the Lowe Art Museum
The North American Indian Collection of the Lowe Art Museum

By University of Miami. 156 pgs. Softcover.

This Exhibition Catalogue is divided into two sections. The first covers Textiles, focusing on Pueblo and Navajo rugs and blankets. Some photographs are in color. The second part illustrates Pottery, Jewelry, Baskets, Accessories and Clothing from the Plains, Woodlands, West and Northwest.

Black & white photographs.

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ISBN 88-82562

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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