Handmade Sumi-e Paint Brush with Ceramic Ferrule
This brush was made by Elizabeth. The brush has a dragon image painted onto the ceramic ferrule. The bristles I used in this brush are my premium auburn horsehair, they are very soft, absorbent and the ends are uncut.
This is also a very large brush, the bristles are 4" in length and the handle is 16" long. The brush has a natural seed embellishment on the end and a leather hanging strap with a ceramic bead.
This brush can hold a lot of media and can make very large and dynamic marks.
All of the ceramic pieces (the ferrule and bead) were made by potter Kim Filiaggi. I painted the dragon image that is on this ferrule of this brush.