Navajo Horse Hair Pottery by Theresa Whitegoat
Horse hair pottery is created by forming a pot of clay and then firing it to 1400 degrees Fahrenheit. It is removed from the kiln and allowed to slightly cool, at which point actual horse hair (from the mane and tale of the horse) is placed directly on the clay. The hair carbonizes and leaves black squiggly lines on the pottery; the smoke from the strands create smoky gray areas.
Purple and blue hues will draw in your eye on this fantastic piece by Navajo artist Theresa Whitegoat. After you've taken in all the color, you'll notice the intricate geometric carvings with a magnificent band of carved hummingbirds around the top. Truly gorgeous!
Height: 8 1/2" Width: 5"
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