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Published Aug 18, 2023

horsehair and feather raku

Using horsehair and feathers in raku firing yields incredible marks that can't be created in any other type of firing. But for optimal results in horsehair and feather raku, you should have a smooth surface. Marcia Selsor creates this ideal surface with terra sigillata, and I loved her no-muss-no-fuss method for mixing sig.

In this video, Marcia demonstrates this technique and a horsehair and feather raku firing. - Jennifer Poellot Harnetty, editor


This clip was excerpted from Raku Firing with Marcia Selsor, which is available in the Ceramic Arts Network Shop. 

Horsehair and feather raku pot by Marcia Selsor.

To learn more about Marcia Selsor or to see more images of her work, please visit

 **First published in 2015.
Topics: Raku Firing