primitive pottery

Made by Margarethe Brummermann

I’m still sticking to my newest 3D hobby – sculpting with wild clay, painting with natural minerals, and firing in an outdoor wood fire. When I have worked the kinks out of that technique, I’m sure I’ll get back to paper clay for larger projects. Right now I’m fighting excessive carbon (fire clouds) on my stuff and trying to make my fires hotter to burn it off.

7 thoughts on “primitive pottery”

  1. Those are amazing and beautiful projects. I could have any one of these around my house and love them! Thank you.

  2. I love your horses, Margarethe! What kind of kiln are you using? I love to work with clay, but a big electric kiln is so expensive, so I can’t use it for permanent sculptures. Do you have a link to a site that shows how you’re making your wild clay creations?

    • I’m not using a kiln, I’m firing outside in a wood fire. My clay is also just collected in the wild, as are the pigments. I have a bunch of new pieces, but I did not want to load them up to your paper mache site

        • Thank you for your interest There are so many now, from 2 in high to 20in high and with rider, too I think I’ll post that one here. The prices run from $20 to $500 depending on size, complexity and perfect firing result – since I fire in an above-ground wood and cow-dung fire, the outcome is a little bit left to the elements (wind!) If you contact me at mbrummermann@comcast.net I can give you more info.


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