Wyandot Potter

Mark of the Ancient

Here is a piece that I created recently. The reason that I made this piece was to suggest a connection to our ancestral roots. If you look closely at ancient pottery, especially corrugated pottery where the coils are left exposed in a lap pattern, you can often spot fingerprints. These fingerprints are the mark of the potter and they communicate the soul of the design.

The stamp pattern that I designed for this piece was based on the mark of a fingerprint of a contemporary potter. The rim design is informed by ancient kettle design. It intends to suggest the communication with the ancestors through the language of clay.  Below is a link to the King Gallery website Wyandot pottery section.


photo by Charles King

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