kevin matthews pottery

Various Native American tribes, in addition to the Navajo, make distinctively fascinating pottery known as horsehair pottery.  Horsehair pottery is actually an ancient process, and results in beautiful as well as cherished items of art.  It’s said that horsehair pottery was initially stumbled on by a pueblo artisan whose lengthy tresses blew up against new pottery she was extracting of a very hot kiln.  The hair stuck and quickly carbonized.  The outcome was so fascinating that she copied it using hairs from a horse’s tail.

- Wisdom of Kevin

​In my work, I personally attend to each step of the creative process I use 5 glazing techniques and firing processes to create functional and decorative pottery. This awareness to attention includes throwing, glazing, and firing each piece of my artwork. Today, I am currently exploring traditional Indian Horse Hair Pottery. These pieces offer the user a choice to display the piece as art, or to use it for its functionality with dry arrangements. I like to work in both the abstract and the representational. ​

"Kevin Matthews Pottery Where artistic meets functional."