Horsehair Pottery

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  • Regular price $65.00

Handmade.  One of a kind.  The horsehair reduction technique gives a dramatic visual result on a vessel that has been burnished with terra sigillata or fine clay particles.  This process creates a striking contrast of black and white in bold patterns.  The pottery is fired in a kiln to 1500-1600 degrees, pulled from the kiln with tongs, and horse hair is placed on the piece.  The hair burns, creating a local reduction and enabling the artist to "draw" directly onto the surface.  The surface is cooled, cleaned and either waxed or sprayed with a clear spray to bring out the beauty.