Mattaponi Blackware

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Title

Mattaponi Blackware

Description

This pot is a piece of classic blackware by Christine Custalow, a member of the Mattaponi tribe. The pottery is formed with coils of clay, then covered in pine needles and wood and fired in an outdoor kiln to create a black finish. For more information about the artist and her process, see this interview from 2007.

The photograph, by Mathias Tornqvist, was originally published in The Virginia Indian Heritage Trail (2007), produced by the Virginia Indian Program of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities.

Creator

Christine Custalow

Date Created

Published 2007

Source

Collection of Mark Custalow

Format

Ceramic