2006-06 Blond Clay Utility Bowl Formed In Basket

This bowl has a sharp delineation between the 16-coil basket in which it was started and the coiled sides built straight off the basket. The incurved rim may suggest this was intended to be used as a small piki bowl. The basket-formed bottom is much thicker than the coiled sides. Like 2005-01 by Vera Pooyouma, this is a true utility pot. Unlike 2005-01, this pot is formed from gray (fires tan) clay, not the red clay sometimes favored by the few potters from Orabi and Hotevilla. (See Wyckoff, 1985:151 and 158.) All the basket-formed pots I have seen are from Third Mesa.