Saturdays at the Museum: All Things Clay


For most of us, making a clay pot requires a stop at our local arts supply store to acquire just the right materials. For Native Americans, nature provided the resources for making clay to shape into useful tools and decoration.

All Things Clay demonstrates: Where in nature to find and how to test for good clay; How clay is cleaned and tempered; And what techniques and tools were used by Native Americans to create and personalize clay pots, beads, totems, pipes, etc. A discussion on how to properly fire pots using several primitive methods is included.

On Saturday, November 10, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., join naturalist and primitive skills enthusiast, Joseph Boyle, to learn about All Things Clay and try your hand at primitive pottery making.

SATURDAYS AT THE MUSEUM, a series of special programs / lifeways demonstrations offered during this Fall Season that celebrates the culture and heritage of this nation’s First Peoples.