Pottery
 Here we offer pottery replicas that were hand crafted by Michael McGrath.   Most will
be modeled after Iroquois style pottery vessels that have been found in the
archaeological record of New York State.  Mike even duplicates the patterns of pieces
he's personally found while searching for
artifacts in New York State counties such as
Chenango, Broome, and Cortland.   His replicas are all hand coiled out of self hardening
clay and shaped in the traditional corded paddle and stone anvil technique.  From start
to finish it takes him over 8 hrs to complete the average replica, and even longer for
larger specimens. All decorative markings are done with replica traditional tools.  He
then discolors/colors the final product to resemble the ancient ones you see in museums
as well as applies authentic shell grit to further the authentic look.  His vessels are not
fired because this special self-hardening clay drys to a condition that is as hard as fired
clay, but much more durable. Many traditionally made pottery vessels tend to crack and
fall apart over time, even when made by greatly skilled traditional potters.  He feels
that if you purchase a pottery vessel for display, that it should look good and last a
lifetime.  His pottery vessels will look old and last a lifetime.  Each vessel or pottery
piece comes with Mike's artist signature and date on the bottom, so they will be very
collectable the older they become.  If you desire a pottery vessel that you do not see
here, please contact Mike for a special order at mike@susquehanna-wd.com.
This is the most beautiful
pot I've replicated to
date.  It's a Schultz
Incised vessel in the
Penn. Susquehannock
Tradition.  It has effigy
faces opposite each other
on the outside top lip
area.  This is a museum
quality piece that took a
lot of time to replicate.


         
$75.00

       
            

       
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This was one large
pottery vessel.  It's
probably the largest
one I've made.  This
one was fashioned in
the Owasco collared
tradition.  It has
castellations and a
cord paddled bottom
portion.  the design
on the top is quite
common in Broome
County and the
surrounding areas.  I
sold this one at the
2007 Letchworth
Knap-in also.

      
$65.00

       
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Displayed here is my
replica of an Oakfield
Fort pottery vessel
from Northwestern
New York.  A similiar
pot appears in Stan
Vanderlaan's
memoirs on page 46.  
It has a textured
bottom and herring
bone corded marks
around the neck.  
This is a huge pottery
vessel.  I sold this pot
at the Letchworth
Stone Tool show in
2008.

      
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Here is an Oakhill
Corded pottery vessel
based upon a rim
piece that came from
the Casle Creek site
in Broome County,
New York.  The cord
markings are actually
from a dogbane cord
wrapped stick as was
probably used by the
ancient ones.  The
bottom is textured
with a cord wrapped
paddle.  I sold this pot
at the Letchworth
Stone Tool show in
2008

      
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Here is a my very first
Pueblo Pottery vessel.  
The design is very time
consuming, but as you
can see, the results are
well worth it.  The
pattern here is copied
from an original design.  
I aged this piece to look
like it came from ruins
out West.  Unlike many
of the mold poured
examples on the market
today, this one was hand
coiled from clay and
purposely made to look
as imperfect as the
originals. This pot is 5 3/4
inches tall and a hair
over 5 inches wide.

          
$70.00

       
            

       
PT09-03
Pueblo White on Black
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The Castle Creek Site is
located in Binghamton,
NY.  It is now mostly
covered by a Lowes
Home Center.  This
pottery vessel is a replica
based upon a pot sherd I
obtained from an old
collection that was from
the Castle Creek site.  
It's a beautiful relplica of
a rare NY pottery type.  
At 5 1/4 inches tall and 4
3/4 inches at it's widest
part, it's a good authentic
size that would look
great on any artifact
shelf.

         
   $45.00

       
            

       
PT09-05
Castle Creek Punctated
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Displayed here is the
ever popular Iroquois
collared vessel.  This
beauty was shaped
with a cord wrapped
paddle & the rim was
incised with a
dogbane cord wrapped
stick.  It is a true
beauty that was sold
at the Letchworth
Stone Tool Show in
2009

      
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Here is a commissioned replica of a Washington Boro false face pottery
vessel.  This piece was made using all traditional tools and colored to
match the original.  This commissioned piece is now in a private
collection.

                                          
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