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updated thu 31 jul 97


Jeff Lawrence on mon 21 jul 97

>Does anyone know of a commercial supplier for Puki's?

>By the way, if you are not familiar with the term, a Puki is the Hopi word
>for the curved plaster base the most Indian hand-built pottery is shaped on
>until it reaches the leather-hard stage and can support it's own weight.

Hi John,

At a Mesa Verde replica workshop, we used clay pukis. Roll slabs, it into
bisqued bowls, dry and bisque

May not be in the same Indian tradition as plaster of paris or Las Vegas
style gambling, but it seemed to work okay.

Best regards,
Jeff Lawrence
Sun Dagger Design
ph/fax 505-753-5913