A vase, unglazed, and placed in the firebox for the Anagama firing, this piece shows the full variation of textures and finishes from wood firing bare clay.
The piece was hand built with overlapping strips of clay, akin to the overlapping planks in traditional clinker boat building.
Placed in the firebox, with maximum exposure to the heat, ash, flames and fluxes, it shows a wide range of colouring of the clay. One side was part buried in the embers, and so is highly textured. Some ares have a gloss from ash melting onto the clay, and some dark runs of molten ash deposits.