FINE ART, FUNCTIONAL, AND IMAGINARY CERAMICS
CERAMICS ARTIST & TEACHER • CULVER CITY, CALIFORNIA
Art for For Your Home • Art for Your Office • Art for Your Garden • Art for Your Life
Horse-Hair Fired Ceramics
Imaginary & Whimsical
Fine Art & Decorative
How I Create Them
I make these works using classic techniques. After I form the clay into a shape I like, it becomes “leather hard.” Then I polish the shape with a river rock to seal the surface pores. This gives the finished work a smooth, polished surface.
Then I “Bisque Fire” the piece, heating it to 1800 degrees, which turn the clay to stoneware.
When it cools, I re-heat it to 1200 degrees, then remove it from the kiln with tongs.
Immediately, I lay horse tail hair against the hot piece. It burns into the surface, leaving the brown-black lines of Horse Hair Ceramics.
Sometimes I use feathers and sugar to create different effects. I use donated Tail Hair and found feathers. No creatures are harmed in the process.
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