Ancient Arts® Workshops
Our 25th workshop year!
Explore this hidden gem of
Southwestern Colorado and one of our nation's NEWEST National Monuments. Experience the timeless legacy of ancestral
Pueblo (Anasazi) pottery...
Pottery at Chimney Rock National Monument:
ANCIENT CULTURE THROUGH POTTERY™
course is one in a series of unique En
Pleine Aire Pottery™ (outdoor pottery)
workshops with Gregory
Wood. It is held
at breathtaking Chimney Rock
National Monument a
remote ancestral Pueblo Chacoan outlier ruin complex located between Durango
and Pagosa Springs, Colorado.
An abbreviated version of our week long seminar, this informative, quick paced and fun filled
introductory workshop covers replication of regional ancestral Puebloan (Anasazi) Black on white
pottery. Participants will hand form,
burnish, yucca brush decorate
and trench kiln fire on-site using only prehistoric
methods*. Participants will gain an understanding of the culture and the fundamentals of
craftsmanship, design and prehistoric technology that are required in creating and firing
ancestral Puebloan pottery. To find out more about what we did at previous workshops visit
the following links: Durango
This is so much more than a pottery
making workshop. The rich archaeological heritage of this area provides an
interesting laboratory within which to examine what we know about the past and
gives us insights into how people lived, adapted to their surroundings, and
changed through time. The workshop
will culminate with an on-site group trench kiln firing, conditions
Instruction in English and Spanish
All pottery tools and materials will be provided.
ED 589 College
Credit: is currently unavailable for this course.
Note to Teachers* The interdisciplinary nature of this course will
enable K-12 teachers to develop meaningful standards based lesson plans. Through
authentic experiences and inquiry-based projects, teachers will learn to make
relevant connections between art, archaeology, science, cultural content and their own
Camping is not allowed at Chimney Rock National Monument but is available at several nearby campgrounds.
Motel lodging is available in nearby Pagosa Springs and Durango, Colorado.
For Lodging and Camping information contact: http://www.pagosaspringschamber.com/
Enrollment: Limited to 18 participants.
What do former students say about
Open to all skill
levels. No previous pottery experience required.
Includes: Instruction, all materials, firing and group archaeological ruins tour.
Chimney Rock National
Monument is located about 17 miles west of Pagosa Springs and 43 miles east of
Durango, Colorado. Take U.S. 160 west from Pagosa Springs or east from Durango
to Colorado Highway 151 and turn south. The entrance is 3 miles down Hwy 151 on the
right. Visit www.ChimneyRockCO.org
for further information on Chimney Rock Archaeological Area.
SUCCESSFUL POTTERY FIRING!!
On August 1, 2001 we conducted what was quite possibly the
first pottery firing at Chimney Rock in over
View from the upper ruins at Chimney Rock Archaeological Area
Looking south toward Chaco Canyon from the upper ruins of Chimney Rock.
For further information email: info@AncientArts.org
pottery replication is not an exact science, therefore specific results cannot
firing not guaranteed