Mildred Rose

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Petroglyph Style

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Burnished Gold

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Zuni Style

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Mildred creates her own glazes, rather than purchasing pre-mixed commercial brands.  Her miniature pots with Indian designs are first thrown on the wheel, then dried to a leather hard stage and trimmed. The shape of some pots is altered by paddling the sides, or manipulating the neck into a square or oval shape.  The designs are then carved by hand using a needle tool. When the pots have thoroughly dried they are smoothed with a scrubber and put in the kiln for a bisque firing. After removal from the kiln, a mixture of Black Barnard clay and water is sponged on the design then immediately wiped with a clean damp sponge. This creates the darker lines of the carved image against the lighter clay of the pot. The interior is then given a glossy black glaze and put in the kiln for a second firing at a higher temperature.   

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