Native American Style Pottery

Date/Time: Cancelled
Meet at: Oasis Visitor Center
Fee: $100 members $110 non member
Material Fee: $50
Instructor: Tony Soares, Native American Style Potter
Hike Level: Easy

Don’t miss this special opportunity to make a Native American olla, the traditional pottery of the indigenous peoples of Joshua Tree National Park! Tony Soares will demonstrate making an olla and guide participants in the process of creating their own olla using hand dug and processed clay. Participants will see traditional designs used on prehistoric ollas from this region and paint designs on their pots with authentic pigments. This two-day field class is spread over two weekends to allow the pottery to dry before the traditional pit firing (providing low fire danger and weather permitting). All materials are provided.

If you are a member of JTNPA/PINE you will get a $10 discount off every Desert Institute class. If you are not a member you can become one here.

Please take the time to review our General Class Information and Fitness Levels before registering.

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