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  • Artist's Brushes for Potters/Painters
    All brushes are made using natural hairs for the heads, West Virgina bamboo for the handles, and leather or linen for the hanging straps. The decorative handle wraps are done with waxed Irish Linen threads.  I hand-craft them all in my Harpers Ferry studio, using strong epoxy resins as the adhesive, and with minimal care will provide many years of use in your studio.
    640,427
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  • Brushes for Slips in assorted hairs
    White Asian Goat Hair, Brown Horse Tail Hair, White Horse Mane Hair and Broom Corn for a variety of marks and textures when you apply slips and glazes
    640,426
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  • Large Broom Corn Slip Brush
    These brushes are made form Amish Broom Corn (the millet plant) and are great for leaving strong texture marks in your hakame slip applications.  
    640,315
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  • Small Broom Corn Slip Brush
    These brushes are made form Amish Broom Corn (the millet plant) and are great for leaving strong texture marks in your hakame slip applications.
    640,326
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  • Large White Goat Hair Slip Brush
    These white brushes are made from Asian goat hair and are very soft and fine.  They leave little if any texture marks behind and are great for smooth application of slips and glazes.
    640,303
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  • Small White Goat Hair Brush
    This goat hair brush is excellent for any medium thin to very thin materials - think terra sigilatta or thin washes of oxides or colors.  It is not a good choice for thick materials as the hair is very soft and absorbent.
    1440,700
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  • Brown Horse Tail Brushes sizes available
    Small, Medium, and Large available in this Horse Tail Hair
    1440,806
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  • Large Brown Horse Tail Brush
    This brown horse tail brush is the coarsest hair I use for slip brushes and is best for medium to very thick materials.  It can leave a nice Hakame texture in your slips if wanted and work nicely for thick glazes as well.
    1440,786
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  • Medium Brown Horse Tail Brush
    This brown horse tail brush is the coarsest hair I use for slip brushes and is best for medium to very thick materials.  It can leave a nice Hakame texture in your slips if wanted and work nicely for thick glazes as well.
    1440,751
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  • Small Brown Horse Tail Brush
    This brown horse tail brush is the coarsest hair I use for slip brushes and is best for medium to very thick materials.  It can leave a nice Hakame texture in your slips if wanted and work nicely for thick glazes as well.
    1440,659
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  • White Horse Mane Brushes sizes available
    Small, Medium, and Large sizes for the White Horse Mane hair brushes.
    1440,866
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  • Large White Horse Mane Brush
    This white horse mane hair brush is an all around great brush for medium thickness materials - slips underglazes and glazes. This hair is new to my brush materials and very nice indeed.
    1440,792
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  • Medium White Horse Mane Brush
    This white horse mane hair brush is an all around great brush for medium thickness materials - slips underglazes and glazes. This hair is new to my brush materials and very nice indeed.
    1440,692
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  • Small White Horse Mane Brush
    This white horse mane hair brush is an all around great brush for medium thickness materials - slips underglazes and glazes. This hair is new to my brush materials and very nice indeed.
    1440,718
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  • Decorating/Calligraphy Brush Assortment
    I currently use 3 different hair types for these production brushes.  The "salt and pepper" black/white is from Gray Squirrel, and the beautiful orange hair is from Red Squirrel.  The longer coarser white and brown mix is Eastern White Tail Deer tail - or "BuckTail"  The squirrel hair is quite soft and absorbent and good for thin to medium materials.  The BuckTail is somewhat coarse and works best for medium (think tomato soup) to thick materials.
    640,452
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  • Small Squirrel Tail Decorating Brush
    The hair in the squirrel brushes is the finest I use, and works well with slightly thinner decorating materials like underglazes, stains, oxides, and is also great for inks and watercolors. These squirrel hair brushes do not work well with VERY thick materials like fat slips.
    640,290
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  • Large Squirrel Tail Decorating Brush
    The hair in the squirrel brushes is the finest I use, and works well with slightly thinner decorating materials like underglazes, stains, oxides, and is also great for inks and watercolors. These squirrel hair brushes do not work well with VERY thick materials like fat slips.
    640,307
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  • Squirrel Tail Extra Small
    The smallest calligraphy style brush I make - very soft and absorbent and great for medium to thin materials
    1304,823
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  • Bucktail Brush - American white-tailed deer
    The BuckTail hair is fairly coarse and works great with thicker materials like slips and thick glazes.  The hair is quite long and lends itself to long single stroke calligraphic lines  This hair is not very good with very thin materials as it tends to drip easily.
    1440,597
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  • Hog Tail Hair Brush
    A really great brush for medium to thick materials like slips, glazes, or thicker underglazes.  All the hog brushes are medium sized and will vary slightly from the photo.
    1440,517
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  • Ringtail Cat Tail Brushes
    Ringtail used to be one of my favorite "go to" hairs for best brushes - but now costs so much and is so hard to find that they had to become a "specialty" item for me.  The hair is great for thin to medium thickness materials and behaves as well as any brush hair you can buy. They are wonderful for watercolor and ink as well. I am very sad that the hair has become so rare and expensive - sorry!!  These are examples brushes vary.  PLEASE NOTE : At times there are no Ringtails available to me - if this should be the case when you order I will contact you with options - including a full refund for the purchase.
    640,251
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  • Specialty Slip Brushes
    A variety of special brushes for applying slips and glazes - they are "dressed up" and take frightening amounts of time to craft!
    507,480
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  • Slip Brush - Specialty #1
    A medium sized brush made from horse mane hair with a brushed copper ferrel.  Great for leaving medium to strong hakame marks in slips.  This is an example brushes vary.
    640,333
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  • Slip Brush - Specialty # 2
    This Broom Corn Brush is spread into a rake shape with cedar, and sewn with linen thread.  It will leave great strong hakame marks in your slips or glazes, and can be softened a bit to make the shaft more flexible, by soaking it in clean water for 5-10 minutes or so before using.  This is an example brushes vary.
    640,288
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  • Slip Brush - Specialty #3
    This Broom Corn Brush is spread into a rake shape with cedar, and sewn with linen thread. It will leave great strong hakame marks in your slips or glazes, and can be softened a bit to make the shaft more flexible, by soaking it in clean water for 5-10 minutes or so before using.  This is an example brushes vary.
    640,300
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  • Specialty Decorating Brush #5
    This ringtail cat tail brush is crafted from my most beautiful bamboo pieces and has special copper ferrels for hairs or leather straping. Ringtail is my favorite brush hair and is very versatile.  These are examples - actual brush may vary slightly.
    640,480
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  • Specialty Slip #8
    This Horse Tail hair brush uses multiple sizes of my best bamboo and has extra linen thread wrappings.
    640,390
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  • Specialty Slip Brush #9
    This Horse Tail hair brush is crafted from multiple bundles of hair to create a wide scale brush and also uses my best bamboo and building skills. This brush is as much about sculpture as it is about function.
    640,373
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  • Specialty Slip Brush #10
    This white Goat hair brush is crafted from multiple bundles of hair to create a wide scale brush and also uses my best bamboo pieces and building skills.  This brush is as much about sculpture as it is about function.
    640,396
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  • Specialty #12 Goat Hair Detail Brush Small
    This tiny goat hair brush is great for detailing with medium to thin materials - very soft and absorbent hair. The smallest brushes I make.
    1431,960
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  • Specialty #13 Goat Hair Medium Brush
    This very small goat hair brush is great for detailing with medium to thin materials - very soft and absorbent hair. The next smallest brushes I make.
    1440,884
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  • Specialty #14 Black Bamboo Ringtail
    This Ringtail Cat tail brush is the finest hair I have for calligraphy style brushes and this limited batch is made using some very beautiful - and rare for me - black bamboo.  My stock for these is quite limited.
    1440,676
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  • specialty #15 Bucktail
    Beautiful soft bucktail tip set in one of finest pieces of bamboo.  Great for medium thickness materials like underglazes, slips, and glazes
    1440,641
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  • Specialty #16 Fisher Tail
    These brushes are made from soft supple Fisher hair and have a great fat brush head for holding liquids. Great for medium thickness materials.
    1440,797
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  • Specialty #17 Fisher Tail Tip
    This one of a kind Brush is made from the very tail tip hair of the fisher tail - a long and luxurious brush, great for medium thickness materials 
    1440,628
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