Barnsdall Arts Sunday: Colima Animal Vessels

Posted on Jan 6, 2018 in Barnsdall Arts Sundays, blog | No Comments

Barnsdall Arts Sunday travels back in time to the Colima culture in Mexico. We don’t know much about their history, but they created wonderful animal-shaped ceramic vessels that were discovered in shaft tombs. The most prevalent subject was the dog, perhaps the oldest bred dog in the Americas. Create your own animal vessel in terracotta clay inspired by these adorable creatures.

WHAT: Barnsdall Arts Sundays
WHERE: JAC Studio 1, Barnsdall Art Park, 4800 Hollywood Blvd, LA CA 90027
WHAT TO BRING: Nothing! All materials will be provided.

I made a hummingbird:

Check out the real deal:

A Colima Effigy Vessel Of A Twin Pair Of Flat-Billed Ducks Joined Together With A Central Cylindrical Spout, Burnished Ceramic, Red Pigment Protoclassic, Circa 100 BC-250 AD.

Working Title/Artist: Owl Stirrup Spout Bottle
Department: AAOA
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photography by mma, DP212588.tif
retouched by film and media (jnc) 8_11_09

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