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Horsehair Firing Demonstration

 Opening the raku kiln to remove the pot, at approximately 1800 deg.  Opening raku kiln (Click on image to enlarge)

The pot is still to hot (Click on image to enlarge)                Initially, the pot is too hot and will not accept the hair, vaporizing it.

Horsehair is applied in attempts to get the pot to accept it.  Horsehair is applied to hot pot (Click on image to enlarge)

Continuing to decorate pot (Click on image to enlarge)                The pot accepts the horsehair, and decoration process continues. 

The whole process takes about 90 seconds, before the pot is too cold to accept the hair.  See Horsehair on the Techniques page and visit the Horsehair Gallery. The pot is too cool to accept the hair (Click on image to enlarge)
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