Tag Archives: blackware

M is for Maria Martinez

Helbing Collection A-Z is a continuing feature of our blog. Each week for 26 weeks, I will highlight an item or items from our Helbing Collection of Native American Arts and Crafts. We have several pieces of pottery in our … Continue reading

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Pottery Conservation Project

Conservation work on this blackware plate from the Cleora Helbing collection involved soaking it in deionized water for a period of days.  Salt in the clay was leaching to the surface as white spots.  The simple soaking procedure was done … Continue reading

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