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Primitive Pottery and Containers: A 4-Day Course

Primitive containers were once made from harvested creek-bed clays, reeds and native grasses, carved woods and woven fibers.  Having a sturdy container for water could mean the difference between life and death in the harsh Texas heat.


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Modern-day survival containers are now typically made from plastics, and occasionally metal or glass.  With the exception of glass, which is fragile in a survival situation,  some metals and many plastics can leach chemicals into water or foods over long-term use.

Learn about making primitive containers, the history and the techniques that go into an important but often overlooked survival skill area.  Containers made from nature play an irreplaceable role: from harvesting wild foods and waters, to cooking and carrying supplies, containers were a way of life when living close to the earth.

During this four day course you will explore a wide variety of ways to improvise a container while in the Texas Hill Country. We will learn about weaving baskets, making clay pots, constructing pack frames, and much more as we seek to create a wide variety of containers from a wild landscape.

Tuition is $300/person for the 4-day course. This includes all materials to make and take home your own primitive pottery piece.  Camping and access to the field kitchen is open to all registered students.

A $100 deposit is required to hold a space in this course.  The full tuition is $300/person.


Course Information

Dates: January 29 – February 1, 2015.

Camping and access to the student field kitchen is open to all registered students.

Tuition: $300 per student. Includes all materials to make several types of primitive containers to take home.

Pairs’ Discount: 2 for $550. (saves $50)


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