MOUNTAIN pottery // Misty Day on the Mountain

mountain misty sassafras

mountain misty sassafras

Today was one of those perfect days, rain falling on the tin roof, cold outside, cozy and warm inside, making pots and watching the fog roll in. At the moment I’m working on replicating a Neolithic hand built burial vessel. It is made of northcote terracotta clay, coil built, burnished and incised, and I will be black firing it, which I am really looking forward to. I will post the progress soon, here is the original, it was recovered from a grave site in Bulgaria and is 5500 to 9000 years old –

eneolithic vessel

 This image courtesy of the European Virtual Museum


About MOUNTAINpottery

Mountain Pottery is designed and handmade by Deanne Sarita Smart. The studio is located in a small town of Sassafras in the Mountains of Australia. This pottery is made to be collected, loved and used everyday as some of your most treasured belongings. Each piece is unique and made to order. Aside from being beautiful and functional objects, each collection has an underlying meaning, message or intention. All the vessels are inspired in some way by myth, nature, and symbolic language. About this blog // This blog is designed to be a place of inspiration to others with the same interests and point of view, as well as a look into the creation of Mountain Pottery.

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  1. Pingback: MOUNTAIN pottery // Neolithic Pot / Black Firing « MOUNTAIN pottery

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