Handmade Pottery Horsehair Raku with Black Glaze on Neck with Red Drips
This vase was thrown on a potter's wheel and made of raku clay. Red drips of underglaze were applied to the surface. Then it was fired to about 1800 degrees F in an electric kiln. Next black raku glaze was applied to the inside and the neck. It was heated again to about 1600 degrees F in a propane gas top hat raku kiln and removed when red hot. When the surface temperature was appropriate, some sugar was sprinkled on the pot to make small specks and then pieces of horse hair were draped on the pot to make an artistic design. This vase measures 8" high x 5.5" wide.