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Making a Predynastic Egyptian Style Pot.

Brian Zimerle of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago demonstrates and explains the techniques that would have been used by potters in the Egyptian predynastic period (c. 6000-3000 BC). 2/3.

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Gifts for Gardeners

#2: The Potmaker

If a soil-blocker is just out of reach, the next-most-economical option for a sustainable seedling pot is The Potmaker.

Simply cutting paper strips, wrapping them around the tool, and pressing them into the base creates a surprisingly sturdy pot – one that also wicks and holds moisture.

Newspaper pots biodegrade, so they can be transplanted directly into the garden. Considering most papers are printed with soy-based ink these days, they are also perfectly safe to use for food crops.


Images: Mine

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Decorating and Firing the Predynastic Pot.

Brian Zimerle of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago explains and demonstrates the techniques that would have been used by Egyptian predynastic potters in the Naqada II period. 3/3.

A gif of the knockoff potmaker in action: newly planted with a baby mandarin orange tree.

Many thanks to my husband, the hand model.

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The PotMaker (USA / Canada / UK & Europe)

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DIY Newspaper Seedling Pots

I have been making newspaper pots the handmade way for a few months now, but in the supermarket today I stumbled across a version of The PotMaker® (USA / Canada / UK & Europe) that should make this job a lot less time-consuming!

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