Wheel-thrown and spontaneously stretched to emphasize the plastic nature of the clay. The piece was covered with copper bearing engobe and biscuit fired to cone 010 (1640 F). the interior and rim were glazed, and areas on the outside were masked and painted with the same glaze. The vessel was then fired to cone 04 (1920) in an oxidation atmosphere. In the final firing, the piece was placed in a fifty-five gallon drum, nestled in sawdust and then completely covering in sawdust. The top layer was lit and left to smolder overnight. This atmosphere caused a very spontaneous flashing of the surface as it effected the copper in the engobe and forced the glazes to craze on the interior.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.