Robert H Jones

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The horse hair ceramic technique originated with potters of the Yellowcorn clan of the Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico. In the “horse hair” process, once the piece reaches the correct temperature inside the kiln, the kiln is opened and the pot is pulled out very quickly. At that very instant, horse hair strands are gently applied, burning on contact with the hot clay surface. Once the piece cools down, it is cleaned, waxed, and buffed to a smooth ivory like finish. The results are always exciting and dramatic, with no two pieces ever coming out exactly alike. Not for food use and use a liner if using as a flower vase. This horse hair pottery collection is handcrafted in Laguna Beach, Ca. by Jones Ceramics.

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