I have adapted an indigenous horsehair reduction technique and applied it to sculptural forms.
The pieces are thrown, burnished, bisque, gold and horsehair fired. The horsehair firing involves laying the horsehair on the hot piece as if creating a black and white line painting. I follow the gold lines as cues and create line, smoke, luminous white and iridescent stone like artifacts.
Thru observation and understanding the subtle nuances of the color of the heat and how the heat is distributed on the ware, I determine when it is hot enough to receive the horsehair. The thicker hair is applied first proceeding to the thinner strands as the piece cools down. All of the horsehair I have collected are from horses I know and I donate part of my profits to the care of these horses.