[Clayart] women and clay

Vince Pitelka vpitelka at dtccom.net
Mon Apr 23 18:34:39 EDT 2018

Hi Gregg - 
Did you read my posts about the origin of firing clay?  The fired clay-lined basket theory is a very big stretch.
- Vince

Vince Pitelka
Appalachian Center for Craft
Tennessee Tech University
vpitelka at dtccom.net  

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From: Clayart [mailto:clayart-bounces at lists.clayartworld.com] On Behalf Of Gregg Lindsley
Sent: Sunday, April 22, 2018 5:23 PM
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Subject: [Clayart] women and clay

Here how I've always figured it:  Women wove the first  reed baskets to put things in;  to carry, store and  things.
They were porous though, and could only hold bigger solid things.
then, one of the women started putting clay in the basket as a liner.
 This would hold more things, but wouldn't stand up to being wet.
One night, one of the men came home from a drunken Mastodon party and accidentally kicked one of the clay lined baskets into a big fire.
the next morning, one of the women had the germ of an idea.
and the rest is history.

Gregg Lindsley
Earth and Fire Pottery
10325 Brookside Drive
Middletown, Ca. 95461
At home among the lost and found
 aka Gregg from Mendocino
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