Horsehair pottery is made by using hair from the tail and mane of a horse. It is fired using a special technique, and the process is very hazardous and time consuming.
Fine lines are created with the hair from the mane of the horse, and thick lines are created from the hair of the tail. After the pot is fired, it is rock polished; no paint or glaze is used.
When firing and polishing are completed, deer, elk hide, and/or stone (sometimes turquoise) may be applied to the pot. Every pot is original and made in New Mexico.