Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Chamorro Pottery Attempt One

Guam has a history of pottery making that is more than 3,000 years long. I realize now that I will need to do more research and have many more hours of practice before being able to make pottery resembling the style found in the Marianas. 


I am by no means trying to become an expert in Chamorro pottery. I do find it interesting, sad really that I cannot find anyone who is currently producing what in my opinion are some of the more interesting aspects of Chamorro culture such as their pottery. Anyway I digress.


My first attempt at making a small vessel similar to an illustration found in Guam-pedia.
I have my clay anvils curing but in the mean time I did find a few small stones to use for anvils. I then whittled out a simple paddle from scrap wood to complete the set.
Getting this far with my first try was not difficult but I failed at making a good rim and eventually turned my pot back into a lump so I can try this again later.

1 comment:

  1. Nice project you got there. It will be interesting to see the final product when you get the hang of it.


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