Ancient Arts® Workshops Explore
the timeless legacy of ancestral Puebloan pottery at the source...
ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL EDITION
Pottery Southeast Utah:
ANCIENT CULTURE THROUGH POTTERY™
June 11 - 17,
2017 - SOLD
the most unique
educational ceramics workshops
of their kind available anywhere
This one-of-a-kind in-depth workshop will be based in
enchanting and archaeologically rich
Bluff, Utah. It will explore ancient culture and pottery traditions of this
This unique En
Pleine Aire Pottery™ open air outdoor pottery workshop with Gregory
Wood covers the evolution and replication of Pueblo III Black on white, organically painted pottery and corrugated ware.
By working within the context of the
current archaeological model, participants will gather materials,
native clays, make tools, hand form,
burnish, yucca brush
and trench kiln fire, using only prehistoric
methods.* Participants will gain an understanding of this ancient culture
and the fundamentals of
craftsmanship, design and prehistoric technology that are required in creating and firing
this type of pottery.
Small group size allows for greater individual attention and a more intimate
atmosphere. Previous workshop veterans are also invited to attend to expand
their knowledge of the unique local wares and cultural sites this area has to
So much more than a pottery making workshop...
The phenomenal archaeology of
this region provides an interesting backdrop 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. In addition to pottery making
activities participants will also tour the Edge of the Cedars archaeology
museum, visit incredible rock art panels and hike to stunning nearby ancient
ruins and archaeological sites. Workshop will culminate with a group
trench kiln firing, conditions permitting.**
to all skill levels. Previous pottery experience is helpful but not required.
Enrollment: Limited to 10 participants. SOLD
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 and cultural content, and their own classroom curriculum.
Includes: Instruction, booklet, all pottery tools, supplies,
materials, firing, expert guest speakers, field trips to clay sites, archaeological ruins, rock art panels
and Edge of the Cedars Museum tour.
What do former participants say about this
Workshop Location: Cow Canyon Trading Post. Intersection
of Highways 191 and 162, Bluff, Utah - 84512
Historic Cow Canyon Trading Post offers a convenient, rustic,
comfortable and spacious workshop environment.
Lodging / Camping / Meals:
Lodging and meals are not included. However there are a wide variety of
restaurants, lodging and camping
possibilities to be found within the Bluff, Utah area. Visit http://bluffutah.org
for more information. You are
certain to find something that fits your needs and budget.
What to bring: Food, water, ice chest, pencils, paper, camera, light hiking boots, folding
chair and personal items.
Clothing needs will vary. The weather in Bluff in June is usually warm to hot and dry, but bring rain gear and
some warm clothing for cool evenings.
For additional information on the Bluff area visit: http://www.utahscanyoncountry.com/bluff.html
Participant pottery from previous workshop