Caddo Pottery



primitive pitfire


wood teepee



DISCOVERY OF FIRING THE CADDO WAY
KahWinHut 5-6-2013

All of my fully traditional Caddo pottery pieces are primitive pit-fired in this manner. From now moving forward it has come apparent to me that the ancient legacy and traditions of Caddo pottery making has tremendous value, not only to those that are interested in Native American pottery and collectors, but more importantly to the Caddo tribal members that might be interested in the future in making a livelihood from our precious knowledge and traditional technniques. Because of this, I am removing all but the images and dates and maybe a few comments here and there, of all my primitive ancient Caddo pit-fire experiments and events. I will continue to teach and educate the public about the awareness of ancient Caddo pottery and our own tribal members exactly how to do Caddo Pit-fires through classes at headquarters and personal classes to anyone that is interested, at my home in Ada, OK. Please contact me if you would like personal lessons on primitive pit-firing and potterymaking. Also please contact me if you are Caddo and would like to see all the pit-firing information pages or lessons.

3.1
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2009. TRY #1


KahWinHut 10-17-2009

3.2
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 17, 2009. TRY #2


KahWinHut 10-17-2009

3.3
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2009. TRY #3


KahWinHut 10-18-2009

3.4
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2009. TRY #4


KahWinHut 10-31-2009

3.5
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2009. TRY #5


KahWinHut 10-31-2009

3.6
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2009. TRY #6


KahWinHut 11-1-2009

3.7
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2009. TRY #7


KahWinHut 11-7-2009



wod mound for pitfire


exploded pots in pit fire


3.8
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 7, 2009. TRY #8


KahWinHut 11-7-2009



barrel fire pitfire


Caddo black pitfire

modified barrel firing

3.9
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 8, 2009. PIT FIRE#9


KahWinHut 11-8-2009


Jeri Redcorn
Jeri Redcorn over for Veteren's Day, teaching me how to close the neck.

3.10
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 22, 2009. TRY #10


KahWinHut 11-22-2009



Brown Caddo Clay pit fire



pit fire coals


Caddo Pot in pitfire coals


Teepee of wood for pitfire

3.11
SATURDAY APRIL 17, 2010. FIRE #11


KahWinHut 4-25-2010



Caddo Hodges pot in pitfire

Caddo bottle warming by pit fire

Caddo pot in pitfire coals

primitive caddo pitfire

3.12
SUNDAY MAY 9, 2010. TRY #12


KahWinHut 5-17-2010



Caddo jar in pit fire coals

wood stack for primitive pitfire

primitive pitfire the Caddo way

destroyed Caddo pot from pit fire

3.13
SUNDAY MAY 16, 2010. FIRE #13


KahWinHut 6-14-2010



coals of a pit fire

wood stack of primitive Caddo pitfire


3.14
SATURDAY JUNE 5, 2010. FIRE #14


KahWinHut 5-17-2010



Caddo bottle warming by open fire

Caddo bottle of handmade clay and mussel shell

Caddo mussel shell pot in pitfire

Caddo Indian pitfire

1316 Deg F pitfire temperature

Fired Caddo bottle engraved

Clay from the White River, Arkansas River with mussell shell and fired to 1316 degrees F.

3.15
SUNDAY JULY 18, 2010. FIRE #15


KahWinHut 7-24-2010



3.16
WEDNESDAY AUGUST 4, 2010. FIRE #16



KahWinHut 9-1-2010


Caddo Nation pitfire

Rows of Caddo pots by open fire

teepee stack of hardwood for pitfire

Caddo bottles after pitfire

This was the pit fire from the Caddo Clay class with John Miller.

3.17
SATURDAY AUGUST 14, 2010. FIRE #17


KahWinHut 9-1-2010



3.18
SATURDAY OCTOBER 16, 2010. FIRE #18


KahWinHut 11-1-2010



3.19
SATURDAY OCTOBER 23, 2010. FIRE #19


KahWinHut 11-1-2010



3.20
SUNDAY OCTOBER 31, 2010. FIRE #20


KahWinHut 11-1-2010

 

teaching a Caddo pitfire

Personal clay and pit fire lesson to a fellow Caddo.

3.21
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2010. FIRE #21


KahWinHut 11-29-2010



Demonstrating a Caddo pitfire

Buckshot clay in pitfire

Red glow from pit fire

Personal pit fire lesson to a close friend and related Muscogee Creek Indian.

3.22
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 26, 2010. FIRE #22


KahWinHut 11-29-2010



Red River clay pitfire

3.23
SATURDAY NOVEMBER 27, 2010. FIRE #23


KahWinHut 11-29-2010



Ian Thompson Choctaw pitfire

Choctaw Pitfire demonstration

Ian Thompson Choctaw pitfire

Choctaw pots in open fire

pitfire blaze handmade pots

Dr. Ian Thompson (Choctaw) Pit fire demonstration in Durant, OK.

3.24
SUNDAY OCTOBER 30, 2011. FIRE #24


KahWinHut 11-3-2011



warming Red River clay pots by open fire

Chase Kahwinhut Earles pitfire

Caddo bowls and bottles near pitfire

Caddo pots in primitive pitfire

wood structure around primitive pitfire

Open fire primitive pitfire

Black clay Caddo pitfire

3.25
SUNDAY NOVEMBER 20, 2011. FIRE #25


KahWinHut 11-20-2011



Kahwinhut with TahNahHa Caddo pot

pitfiring TahNahHah

Caddo Storage utility Jar

barrel firing open primitive pitfire

Large traditional and pitfired Caddo jar Tah-nah-hah (Buffalo).


3.26
FRIDAY NOVEMBER 25, 2011. FIRE #26


KahWinHut 11-25-2011














3.27
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012. FIRE #27


KahWinHut 5-21-2012








3.28
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2012. FIRE #28


KahWinHut 5-21-2012














3.29
SATURDAY, MAY 26, 2012. FIRE #29


KahWinHut 5-26-2012



Caddo pottery Red River Clay

Caddo Native American Traditional Pitfire

Red River Clay Mussell Shell Caddo Pottery

Professor Wayneth Weddle of ECU gets a personal lesson in traditional Caddo clay and pit-firing.


3.30
SUNDAY, JULY 8, 2012. FIRE #30


KahWinHut 7-8-2012



Texas sandy clay Caddo pottery pitfire





3.31
SATURDAY, JULY 28, 2012. FIRE #31


KahWinHut 7-28-2012



Caddo Traditional Native American Pitfire

Caddo Traditional Pots Hand Built Red River Clay

Caddo Traditional Pit Fire Red River Clay Mussell Shell


3.32
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 2012. FIRE #32


KahWinHut 10-12-2012



Texas sandy clay Caddo fineware

Texas sandy clay handmade Caddo fineware pitfire



3.33
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2012. FIRE #33


KahWinHut 11-3-2012



First Annual Caddo Pitfire

First Annual Caddo Indian Pitfire coals

First Annual Caddo pit fire Kahwinhut

First Annual Caddo Pottery pitfire Chase Earles

Pit fire from the First Annual Traditional Caddo Pit-fire in Binger, OK.


3.34
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 4, 2012. FIRE #34


KahWinHut 11-4-2012



Kahwinhut Red River Clay pitfire

Red River clay mussell shell Caddo

Caddo kahwinhut pitfire bowl

Caddo Indian Traditional pitfire Chase Earles

Chase Kahwinhut earles caddo Indian bowl


3.35
SATURDAY, MAY 4, 2013. FIRE #35


KahWinHut 5-10-2013

Chase Kahwinhut earles caddo Indian bowl


3.36
SATURDAY, JUNE 22, 2013. FIRE #36


KahWinHut 10-7-2013

Fired a small bottle for Ian Thompson, Shatah Bahateno, "Choctaw Red River"


3.37
SATURDAY, JULY 20, 2013. FIRE #37


KahWinHut 10-7-2013

Fired a very large deep carved bowl that the bottom blew out of it. It was over 1 inch thick in parts and was not sufficiently dried in the bottommost region and the moisture exploded out after being in the pitfire for 30 minutes.


3.38
SATURDAY, AUG 3, 2013. FIRE #38


KahWinHut 10-7-2013

Fired the award winning bowl Kahwis Bahateno successfully before Indian Market.


3.39
MONDAY, SEP 16, 2013. FIRE #39


KahWinHut 10-7-2013

Fire at Dr. Ian Thompson's with Choctaw Pottery Group.


3.40
SATURDAY, SEP 28, 2013. FIRE #40


KahWinHut 10-7-2013

Fire at Dr. Ian Thompson's.





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