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.
Date CreatedPublished 2007
SourceCollection of Mark Custalow
Rights Statement: Courtesy of the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities