The horse hair is applied by hand.
As the hair is consumed by the fire it twists and turns, each piece becoming an original.
This process is time consuming and often requires more than one firing of the piece at 1400 degrees Fahrenheit.
After the pot is fired, it is rock polished; no paint or glaze is used.
Each piece is a unique, one of a kind piece of art. Feathers and other types of hair can also be applied.
The Horse Hair adds action and motion giving each piece a kinetic visual energy.
We have a variety of pots, figures, busts and animals represented in Horse Hair style from the workshop of Navajo artist Tom Vail.
Each piece is signed by the artist.