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The name rockbas1 comes from a fish of that name. A rockbass is a common bottom fish in the Sea of Cortez. It is very easy to catch and although small is quite tasty if you enjoy fish.

As a young girl I enjoyed taking used clothing and making doll clothes for the rag dolls I made. A neighbor taught me to embroider. At the age of ten I made my first dress using a sewing machinge after taking lessons from the old Singer Sewing Company that was then located in downtown Tucson. As a young adult I enjoyed pottery classes in handbuilding and using the wheel. Then my mother-in-law taught me how to knit and crochet. I would like to learn weaving next.

In recent years I have enjoyed traveling to Mexico. The pottery of Mata Ortiz is especially beautiful. The potters collect clay from surrounding arroyas and the nearby mountains, process the clay, build the pots…

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  • Female
  • Born on December 26
  • Joined January 27, 2008

Favorite materials

cloth, yarn, thread, clay

About

The name rockbas1 comes from a fish of that name. A rockbass is a common bottom fish in the Sea of Cortez. It is very easy to catch and although small is quite tasty if you enjoy fish.

As a young girl I enjoyed taking used clothing and making doll clothes for the rag dolls I made. A neighbor taught me to embroider. At the age of ten I made my first dress using a sewing machinge after taking lessons from the old Singer Sewing Company that was then located in downtown Tucson. As a young adult I enjoyed pottery classes in handbuilding and using the wheel. Then my mother-in-law taught me how to knit and crochet. I would like to learn weaving next.

In recent years I have enjoyed traveling to Mexico. The pottery of Mata Ortiz is especially beautiful. The potters collect clay from surrounding arroyas and the nearby mountains, process the clay, build the pots by hand, sand and stone polish the pots, paint using a human hair brush and natural pigments from the surround area, and then they take the pots outside to be fired using cotton wood or cow patties for the fuel. Often the pot breaks during the firing and the potter has lost all.

The Tarahumara Indians of Chihuahua, Mexico are also fascinating. They are an interesting group of individuals and I always enjoy the time spent with them.

Items I am selling are either made by me or purchased directly from the artist either during trips to Mexico or when they have stayed at my home.

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