Totem Hairpin vessel, large black stoneware with ash finish

This vessel was hand build using coiled clay and then put through an atmospheric smoke firing to obtain it's surface design and patina.  The exterior is coated with a lowfire glaze.  The interior is raw stoneware, which is not glazed due to the low temperature firing.  Therefore the vessel should be used as a stand alone sculpture only.  It's approximately 13 inches tall and 10 inches wide at it's widest.  (please note the sculptural clay is too porous to hold water).