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the indian way - a primitive clay dig and pit fire

updated sun 2 feb 03


Kurt Wild on sat 1 feb 03

My friend Toby Longface of Longface Studios, Tombstone, AZ
is offering another of his workshops -- The Indian Way - A Primitive Clay
Dig and Pit Fire
March 15 & 16, 2003 (10AM Saturday & Noon Sunday)

Here's what he is offering: "Saturday will start off digging clay at a dry
wash followed by preparation of the clay. We ll harvest yucca leaves from
the desert and make them into brushes to paint our pots with. We will then
make pots using the coil method with our own locally dug clay. A pot and
smooth stone will be provided by us with which to burnish and hand paint
designs using the yucca brushes & slips, and end with loading the pit in
the late afternoon. The pig roast will start around 5 PM with a succulent
pig, sweet corn, onions & potatoes all fired in another pit the 'old way'.
After dinner when it gets dark, we will Torch the pit. This is a bring
your own drinks and dish to pass' event. Lunch on Saturday is not
provided. A light breakfast on Sunday morning from 9 to 10 AM will be
provided followed by opening the pit and post firing techniques ending
around noon. There is limited room for camping or RV parking. If you
would like the amenities, there are lots of motels and B&B facilities in
town. There is a limit of 15 members each so make your reservations
early. You need to bring a bucket and garden spade for digging clay and
may bring up to 5 bisqued pots to fire. This is a real hands-on event with
a wonderful time being had by all."

For more information (cost, driving directions , etc.) call:
Toby & Lis 520-457-9370,
1688 Curly Bill Drive, Tombstone, AZ 85638



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