Valentin Pottery

It is fascinating to learn the native techniques of the potters at Valentin Pottery.

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We learned some history of their native peoples

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How after they collect the clay from the mines they dance on it for two hours as their native people did.

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They create on the wheel which is soley run by their feet. What an art.

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They polish, shine and paint the pottery with local tools such as thisbseed used for polishing.

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After several days of drying, the peice is put into the oven. Depending upon the pottery size, they can fit up to 200 peices in the oven.

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There is no temperature gage, but at 900 degrees celcius the peices are ready.

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The front is opened, and the peices cool for two days before coming out. Fascinating truly!

About xcpgator

I am lucky enough to be a mother of two wonderful children, a teacher to hundreds of talented students and a coach. There is nothing like traveling to an amazing place and watching hearts open to new experiences and people. This is why I am so passionate about our trip to Nicaragua with Me to We. I hope you enjoy reading about our adventures!
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