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Hello experts,
About 50 years ago my grandfather's workers were moving stones to make a fence for one of his orchards on hi is property. While doing this they found a small clay bowl. I  should say that this took place in North Central Mexico in the West of the small state of Aguascalientes. This bowl has come down to me. I've always been curious about it. Who made it? For what? How old is it? It was cracked down the middle at some point, my grandmother not knowing any better gluing it together. I  do plan on fixing that one day. It has faint bands around the outside rim and a faint design inside the bottom of the bowl. I  love that if you look close enough you can see fingerprints. Anyway any info or direction would be greatly appreciated.  I  can send pictures if need be.
Thank you,

Dear Juan,

    Thank you for your recent question. I would be happy to help you with your clay bowl, however, I would need photo's of the bowl to make a clear identification. Please send a top and bottom view and if necessary, any markings of importance.

    I look forward to your reply.

Ms. Ti Phillips
Earth Stoke 'N Fire Pottery Studio and Artist Retreat


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Will answer any questions on hand building, wheel, glaze, firing. Speciality questions to include those in glaze calculation and development, firing techniques. Please do not send questions on identifying pottery. Although I would love to add this to my question topics, I have a retreat to run as well as the studio and volunteering on AllExperts, and therefore do not have the available time to research indentification and marks. Thank you for understanding.


Experience includes 30 years in pottery design and education. Have taught online and studio classes worldwide for the last 20 years. Own a pottery retreat specializing in firing techniques. Have 12 years solid experience in glaze calculation and formulation as well as problem solving in glaze chemistry. I am the first potter in the United States to have developed a complete package of pottery equipment blueprints for a studio. The blueprints include wheels, kilns, studio furniture, wedgeboards, raku kilns, slab rollers, ball mills and studio tools.

Alliance of Pottery Artists Worldwide Association

Ceramic Industry - PPP Wyndstryder Press - Pottery Journal

University of Sciences and Art's of Oklahoma, studied under Professor Jaymes Dudding.

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Potter of the year with APAWA, various awards for showmanship and design.

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