This 12 1/2'' vase was fired using the Japanese process of Raku. It was glazed and fired to 1800 degrees than placed in a reduction barrel filled with organic material. the barrel is covered so the smoke is drawn into the glaze giving the unique variations in coloring to the vase. this is not recommended to be used for food or drink. A band above the center has 5 sun faces spaced around the circumference. This artist signed, KimmBerly Clay Studios, piece is in excellent condition.