hairpin vessel, black stoneware with Raja glaze #1

This hand build, coiled, hairpin vessel can be used as a vase for dried flowers or branches because the interior is hollow, or it can be used as a stand alone sculpture.  The exterior is raw stoneware clay which has been raku fired, and the inside is not glazed so it can not hold water.  It's approximately 8 inches tall and 6 inches thick at it's widest.  No electricity, and very few tools were used during the building of this object. For initial firing of the ceramics, kilns are electric and fired using solar panels.  The second firing is raku using old newspapers and wood chips.  I do my best to find and reuse as many shipping materials as I can in my community to insure that your item arrives safely and with as little newly purchased plastic as possible. (please note the sculptural clay is too porous to hold water)