Gordon Pottery 7.5-inch Seed Pod Horsehair Vase
David Gordon has been creating ceramic forms and glazes for nearly 20 years, specializing in hand thrown horsehair vases and bowls. The creation process for these stunning objects involves removing them from the kiln at approximately 1025 degrees and immediately applying horsehair, sugar and feathers before cooling, leaving the characteristic random carbon trails. The vessels are then sprayed with an iron solution to give them a rusty red glow. The organic nature of the work means every piece is a unique creation, perfect for collectors and those who seek individuality in their decor. This process holds a great deal of fascination for me because the results are immediate, unpredictable, and endlessly variable. If the pot cools before I have a chance to develop a pattern that suits me, it is re-fired and the process is repeated. Although I can never repeat a pattern that I like (every pot is unique in that way), I am constantly surprised by the beauty that can come out of this randomness.
- Hand thrown horsehair pottery by David Gordon
- Horsehair, sugar and feathers applied at high temperatures create random carbon trails
- Every vessel is unique, making them perfect for collectors
- For decorative use only (no liquids); dust with a dry cloth
- Approximately 5.5 x 8.5 inches (DxH); made in the USA