I had a good weekend. This is one of my favorite horse hair pots that I fired this past weekend.
This pot was pulled from the raku kiln while glowing hot, set on an insulated fire brick, and then strands of horse hair were brushed and placed on the hot pot to burn.
Once the pot was cool to the touch I gently scrubbed the pot clean of and residue from the burnt horse hair. After that I applied a thin layer of polishing wax and buffed it to a high glossy sheen.
Took my first clay classes at Bemidji State University in 1989. In 2002, after a long break, I started more pottery classes at Viterbo University in La Crosse, WI.
I do not have one area of interest, but that isn't to say I am unfocused. I enjoy making everything from coffee mugs to trompe l' oeil. I work with highfire stoneware, and low fire earthenware. I'm just clay crazy.