This is a wheel-thrown, extruded, and altered piece of Welmar clay.
I pressed coral fossil molds selectively upon some of the flat surfaces.
It was fired in an anagama for many days.
The glorious wonders of woodfired ceramics are on display here.
Where the heavy ash meets the golden layer of flash you can see crystals have formed.
A green wood ash pool has collected inside the horizontal churro.
At its tallest this piece measures 9.5 inches.
It is suitable as a vase.