This vase has truly been through the pits of hell and back and lived to tell the tale. Raku is a traditional Japanese method of firing ceramic. Once a piece has been bisqued, slipped, glazed, or not glazed it's fired at ~1650 °F until red hot, then placed in a container with organic material and covered to cut out the oxygen. This process achieves wicked carbon / metallic / crackle effects unique to the Raku process.
*Note Raku is not guaranteed to be water tight
Dimensions: 5 5/8"dia x 7"H
Condition: Very Good / Hand thrown with Maker's Mark