Pictured below are a few of Chuck’s works in Raku, most of which are done using horsehair. Horsehair pottery, as the name implies, incorporates hair from the tails and manes of horses into its design. The random lines and patterns, which are the signature of this style, are created when applying strands of hair to the surface of a hot raku clay pot that has just been removed from the kiln. The horsehair combusts and carbonizes, leaving random patterns on the pot’s surface. The use of horsehair is preferred in this technique as it makes strong beautiful random patterns because of its coarseness and length.
Below are samples of Chuck’s works in Stoneware. Each piece is hand-thrown, glazed, and fired so no two pieces are exactly alike. Therefore the pieces below are representational of his work, but might not be available for sale. Koucky stoneware pottery is ovenproof, microwave and dishwasher safe.
If you are interested in purchasing stoneware from us, his works are available at the Pine Island Potters’ Guild Show held on the second Saturday of each month November – April in the Studio Courtyard, at the Burnt Store Farmers Market held every Friday morning from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., or from the Bokeelia Art Gallery.