Salado as a Technology
Salado has been looked at from a lot of different angles, culture, cult, phenomenon... Since pottery is the defining characteristic why not see it as a technology? It was as much about a new technology as anything else and it was market demand and trade routes that propelled it across the region.
How Was Prehistoric Salado Polychrome Pottery Fired?
Very few prehistoric kilns have been identified in the southern Southwest (Sullivan 1988) and none in association with Salado ceramics. In looking for clues to how the Salado fired pottery we can attempt to trace the technology backwards, so the first question we must ask is, where did this technology come from? Origins of Oxidized
White Slip & Its Implications For A Salado Trade Network
The rapid appearance and spread of Salado polychrome ceramics across a broad area of the southern Southwest implies the existence of a vigorous Salado trade network. What Is So Special About Salado White Slip? The white slip used on Salado polychromes is unique but poorly understood. Patricia Crown in her detailed study of Roosevelt Red
Finding and Processing Native Clay
This was a presentation I gave at the Southwest Kiln Conference in August 2014 in Tijeras, New Mexico. In these two videos I describe how to locate native clay and how to turn it into workable, plastic material suitable for forming pots.
Recreating An Authentic Salado Pottery Firing Environment
Sourcing The White Slip Used On Salado Polychrome Pottery
Deer Valley Presentation and Firing Demonstration
Besh Ba Gowah Salado Pottery Workshop March 2016
Southwest Kiln Conference – Oct 2015
Prehistoric Pottery Class – Sept. 2015
Salado Pottery Workshop – July 2015
Firing Salado Polychromes is a Tricky Business
Thoughts on the Non-Smothering Paradigm
Besh Ba Gowah Salado Pottery Workshop
August Southwest Pottery Workshop
Southwest Pottery Renaissance
Fall Traditional Pottery Making Workshop
How To Open-Fire Traditional Southwest Pottery
2014 Southwest Kiln Conference
Pottery Replication Workshop: Decorated Wares of the 1300s
Suggestions for Salado Polychrome Research
A Closer Look At Salado White Slip
Salado Secret Sauce
Where is the rest of the Mills Collection?
Traditional Pottery Making Level 1 Workshop
Potter’s Secrets and Information Freedom
Archaeologists aren’t potters (and vice versa)
The quest for the ultimate body clay