Steps in Shaping a Pot, Part 3 | Digital Traditions - Episode 3


Nola Harris Campbell finishes the outside of the pot by rubbing it with a corn cob. This "blends" the coils together and the pot is ready to cure or dry. Harris also demonstrates "scraping" a dried pot. After scraping the entire exterior surface, the pot is ready to "fired." Footage from Folklife Resource Center documentation in the late 1980s. Filmed in Campbell's home.


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