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HOW THEY ARE MADE
- After the clay is formed into a shape and becomes “leather hard,” I polish the shape with a river rock to seal the surface pores. This gives the finished work a smooth, polished surface.
- Then the work is “Bisque” fired to 1800 degrees to turn the clay to stoneware.
- Then the work is re-heated to 1200 degrees, and removed from the kiln with tongs.
- Immediately horse tail hair is laid against the hot piece. It burns into the surface, leaving the brown-black lines of Horse Hair Ceramics.
- Sometimes feathers and sugar are used to create different effects.
- Donated Tail Hair and found feathers are used. No creatures are harmed in the process.
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