Annie’s Art Farm is proud to introduce you to a new and unique way to recognize and remember those we have brought into our homes, our pets and of course our horses.
First a brief description of the art of horsehair pottery is necessary.
The pottery piece is formed on a wheel in our studio in Kentucky by a master potter, John Moore. He then allows the piece to dry evenly and is inspected for any cracks or blemishes.
The dry piece is then burnished and fired at 1800°F in an electric kiln. This process will take as long as 7-8 hours.
Once temperature is reached, the incandescent pottery is allowed to cool, removed and inspected for any cracks or blemishes, if they are discovered, the piece is discarded.
The next stage is accomplished with a flame driven kiln, and heated to over 1100 degrees. The hot pottery is placed on a non-flammable surface (such as kiln shelf) and the selected hairs are draped onto it. The heat sears the hair and pulls the carbon residue into the clay becoming part of the piece.
Once the piece has cooled completely, it is washed, inspected, hand polished and a sealing glaze is applied.
To make this piece special, we use clippings from the pet and combine it permanently in a piece of fine art. We offer three different pieces of pottery related pieces including a necklace in the shape of a heart. You can also select a Pen & Pencil desktop holder or a 9” plate that can hang on your wall. (The costs are $25, $35 and $45 respectfully)
Once you make a purchase, please mail us an envelope with the hair and the name along with your name to our studio and we will do the rest!
Annie's Art Farm 446 Strange Road Hodgenville, KY 42748