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Ceramic Art Lesson Plan: Mimbres Decoration Technique

Posted On July 12, 2010 0 Comments

The Mimbres people painted images in black on a white background, mostly on earthenware bowls. The bowl form and antelope decoration of the vessels in the photographic examples shown here was inspired directly from an authentic Mimbres piece in the Eiteljorg Museum collection (in Indianapolis, Indiana). I drew an interpretation of the original antelope design, photocopied it and enlarged it to a size that best fit the vessel being glazed, then cut it out with an X-Acto knife.