The Pryor Mountains of Montana and Wyoming are home to a herd of wild Mustangs that dates back nearly 200 years. Descendants of Colonial Spanish horses, it is believed they were brought to the area by members of the Crow tribe. This series pays tribute to the inhabitants of this amazingly diverse landscape, both past and present.
This unique, one of a kind vessel is hand thrown on the pottery wheel. After being fired in a raku kiln to almost 1800 degrees, the pot is removed from the kiln and hair from a horse's mane and tail are burned into the bare clay. Because there is no post fire reduction in a smoke filled chamber like traditional raku, the clay stays white, except for where the hair has carbonized into the surface.
This particular vessel is highlighted with a beautiful red accent on the top, also enhanced with horse hair.
9.5"w X 8.25"h
The raku process is considered a low fire process, meaning that the ware is not watertight. Therefore you should not use live cut flowers or anything requiring water. Some people opt for dried or silk flowers, while most just enjoy the pottery for the beautiful artwork that it is!