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  • Florida Pottery #58

    I have shown this before but It needs to be shown again in this series, a little different narrative and photos

    This is a Weeden Island punctated vessel with a simple rolled rim ..It was recovered in 72 in Pinellas county Florida...The motif around the rim is of a crested woodpecker which was bird revered among Mississippian culture people and depicted from realistic. to abstract..The different birds around the vessel are wading birds...These type vessels are around 15”high and average 1/4” thin.. They were made during the height of WI period

    This is a full restoration..Meaning care was taken to keep the walls the same thickness inside and out...Original colors, nicks, scrapes, punctations and rodent chew marks (red circle) were duplicated..This piece was scattered over a 90’ area ( which presented a different patina problem) and approximately 60 percent was recovered, enough to not guess at anything..I finally finished it last year after an on again off again love affair with it..It was almost finished twice and broken during house moving..Third time’s a charm Lol...Gonna keep this short....Oh yeah, the white is water color that can be removed .......Thanks for the 👀

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    Floridaboy.

  • #2
    Got to love it Hal !
    Lubbock County Tx

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    • #3
      Amazing restoration of a fabulous vessel. So you had to create the missing 40% to match perfectly? Designs, patina and shaped to fit...remarkable job, Hal. Or am I misunderstanding ?
      California

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      • flintguy
        flintguy commented
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        Was wondering the same thing Tom.

      • Hal Gorges
        Hal Gorges commented
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        You got it right, hundreds of hours over several years..I picked at it off and on ..work some, get disgusted with it, worked some more get dissatisfied and so on.....My full time job took pretty much all my time till a couple of years ago ..When I joined the forum it rekindled my interest in finishing it..Me being me I still ain’t satisfied with it but I ain’t gonna break it apart and redo it, if you say it’s ok that’s good enough for me..Thanks for the comment Tom..Have a safe productive year

      • Cecilia
        Cecilia commented
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        Duco? I use mash-up mixture modeling clay, Elmer’s fill in empty spots of pretty things I break…

    • #4
      I’m gonna pull out my Weeden stuff, read more about this incredible work of art. Those Weedens…. they certainly knew their way around their clay…
      Digging in GA, ‘bout a mile from the Savannah River

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      • Hal Gorges
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        Ha.Yes, research 🤗

    • #5
      All's I've got is WOW! Very nice!
      Searching the fields of Northwest Indiana and Southwestern Michigan

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      • Hal Gorges
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        👍

    • #6
      Oh my! That’s fantastic, REALLY fantastic!
      South Carolina

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      • Hal Gorges
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        Thanks for the comment Josie.

    • #7
      Fantastic

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      • Hal Gorges
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        .Four leaf Clovis?
        Last edited by Hal Gorges; 01-12-2022, 01:02 AM.

    • #8
      That is really something great! Good job. The birds remind me of ibis

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        • Seltzer Boy
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          This inspired a little research of my own. Apparently the egyptians had a whole industry of ibis consecration. They often interred them with snail shells in their bill. Aka a small circle at the end of it's break, with a little imagination.

        • Hal Gorges
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          That’s a cool thought.hafta keep that in mind..Thx.

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        Professor Shellman
        Tampa Bay

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        • Hal Gorges
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          2-2-2-1-1..Important series of numbers from subconscious..Meaning unknown.Always get a kick out of those guys 👍

      • #11
        Waaaah! Help me, Hal. Need you do Gorges’ da Vinci rendering of birds. I see abstract-y bird heads? Can’t look in books til know what seeing….

        (P.s. later, I stopped looking for long legs of birds, coz realized birds were not wading, but were “wading birds”……duh….; now can look in books!)
        Last edited by Cecilia; 01-14-2022, 10:35 AM.
        Digging in GA, ‘bout a mile from the Savannah River

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        • Hal Gorges
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          Should I have put it in parentheses?

        • Cecilia
          Cecilia commented
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          Smartybutt! Yes, I do love the parentheses (guess they’re more handy than saying “aside” in italics….[I like those “….”, too!])
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