107 s. water
st., p.o. Box 394 / bayboro, nc 28515-0394 / (252) 745-4749
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My most recent obsession has been the "Mustang
Sally" series. These raku vessels are made without glaze and their
only design comes from being "kissed" by the smoke of horsehair and
other types of hair. These are my quiet pots, which are like
soft earth jewels. Simple shapes, hours of polishing the clay to
obtain a sinfully smooth surface, a brief affair with the fire and smoke,
then a long deep massage with wax to bring out the luster. Also,
see Horsehair in
the Techniques page and the Horsehair Firing
These 2x3' - 3x5" bottles
with clay stoppers and jingle shell filials will hold sand from your favorite
beach, a treasured pair of earrings or whatever bauble needs a good home.
The jingle shells are antiques gathered at my favorite beach in 1968.
Thanks to my niece, who when
nagged, will save her horses' hair for me; to my friends who save "brush"
hair and to our sweet Pagan whose hair touches every piece and so lives
with us forever.
|Horsehair Flower Arranger
This vase is a flower arranger with a
matte black stoneware form to hold water and a choice flower. The
top of the arranger is a clay slab fired using the horsehair raku technique
which gives the piece a quiet oriental flavor. These pots are definitely
one of a kind and are $45.00
plus S & H.
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P.O. Box 394, Bayboro,
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