DISCOVERY OF FIRING THE CADDO WAY
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.
modified barrel firing
Jeri Redcorn over for Veteren's Day, teaching me how to close the neck.
Clay from the White River, Arkansas River with mussell shell and fired to 1316 degrees F.
This was the pit fire from the Caddo Clay class with John Miller.
Personal clay and pit fire lesson to a fellow Caddo.
Personal pit fire lesson to a close friend and related Muscogee Creek Indian.
Dr. Ian Thompson (Choctaw) Pit fire demonstration in Durant, OK.
Large traditional and pitfired Caddo jar Tah-nah-hah (Buffalo).
Professor Wayneth Weddle of ECU gets a personal lesson in traditional Caddo clay and pit-firing.
Pit fire from the First Annual Traditional Caddo Pit-fire in Binger, OK.
Fired a small bottle for Ian Thompson, Shatah Bahateno, "Choctaw Red River"
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.
Fired the award winning bowl Kahwis Bahateno successfully before Indian Market.
Fire at Dr. Ian Thompson's with Choctaw Pottery Group.
Fire at Dr. Ian Thompson's.
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