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These Clay Vessels by Sue Tuttle are Archaeologically-Inspired

By: Katie Cordrey - Published: • References: mudflatspottery and facebook
Ancient artifacts are the inspiration behind these pit-fired clay vessels by Sue Tuttle. Each clay vessel is a one-of-a-kind work of art. The stunning jugs and jars are often embossed using wooden batik printing blocks.

Once the forms are created and the green clay is dry, the vessels are pit-fired and subjected to a reduced oxygen atmosphere in a process known as reduction. Reduction gives the clay vessels by Sue Tuttle coloration similar to that of unearthed pottery from archaeological digs. Tuttle sells her vessels at galleries and through her 'Mud Flats Pottery' site.