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     by Artist Carol Ratliff


Horsehair Raku        Yes, I said Horsehair !  I use horsehair in a smoking process that leaves random squiggly black carbon markings where the hair was placed on the pot at precisely the right moment.  The trick is to do this quickly without burning any fingers.  ouch!  Let the wind gods be with you.  

For other animal lovers - I only use tail hairs from live animals and none are harmed in the process.  I do accept custom orders to fire your horse's hair on a piece.  See samples on Raku.  


*** This can also be done with people, dog, or other long hair animals.  Makes a great gift - Custom orders are accepted.



Contemporary forms are glazed with popular raku glaze colors using copper, lusters, crackles, horsehair, and slip resist techniques in the firing process 



Saggar (meaning clay container) & Pit Fired forms.  Pieces are fired with natural materials marking the pots with fumes from the fire and smoking techniques.


High Fired Functional pottery forms - nothing is nicer than pottery you can use! 



Tiles and Murals 

Custom design your needs! We specialize in hand made and/or hand painted tiles and murals. Send me your design idea for free estimate.  



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(541) 874-3931   (@ Clay Potential Pottery)
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General Information:   carolratli@AOL.com 
Sales:  Carol Ratliff
Mailing address:  Clay Potential Pottery, PO Box 382, Riddle, OR  97469 
Street Address:   219 N Main St. in Riddle  -  Come visit me!!

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