Puki

Puki

Real handmade puki at a reasonable price.

Low Fire Clay

Low Fire Clay

Low fire clay suitable for your hand building and outdoor firing projects. NMCLAY Low Fire Clay Cone 04

Metate

Metate & Mano

Genuine Mexican metate (not an artifact), great for hand grinding clay and minerals just like the ancients did.

Mortar

Mortar & Pestle

Stone mortar and pestle, great for grinding up minerals especially in small quantities such as for pottery paints.

Grinder

Corn Grinder

Cast iron Mexican corn grinder, perfect for grinding up dry clay to a powder.

Rock Hammer

Rock Hammer

A must have for mineral prospecting and clay hunting.

Mason Hammer

Mason's Hammer

Better than a rock hammer for soft earthy minerals like clay. Great for your clay hunting trips.

Iron Oxide

Iron Oxide

Just like the ground hematite stones the ancients used for pottery paint. Makes red paint for ancient pottery replication.

Manganeses Dioxide

Manganeses Dioxide

Used for black paint on replicated ancient pottery.

Copper Carbonate

Copper Carbonate

Used for black paint in ancient pottery replication.

Articles About Materials

What is a Puki and How is it Used to Make Pottery

If you ever learn about Native American Pueblo pottery or really any sort of traditional Southwestern pottery you will eventually hear the work “puki” used. And if you are new to Southwest pottery you will no doubt wonder “what is a puki”? No worries, I am here to set the record straight. I have been […]

How to Process Clay

So you found some natural clay, great, but now what? How do you process clay into a usuable material suitable for building pottery or sculpting? It is actually not all that hard to process natural clay, primitive people have been doing it without the help or any specialized equipment for millennia and so can you! […]

How to Find Clay, the Definitive Guide

As a lifelong potter and clay finder it always surprises me how many potters have never found and processed their own clay. Most people just do not realize that wild clay is everywhere and making natural clay out of it is not hard. That is why I decided to write the definitive guide on how […]

Where is Clay Found?

When I first went looking for native clay it seemed to be a rare thing, like gold or silver, I couldn’t find wild clay anywhere. But I knew that it had to be much more common than it appeared because ancient people made pottery wherever they lived. So I did a little bit of research […]