This piece is different still. There is a rugged, rawhide nature to the work, not at all suggesting a work of clay, but rather an orb wrapped in rawhide leather.  The dimpling conveys a visceral organic texture, with the black and white coloration derived from the burnishing of applied slip followed by smoke firing being reminiscent of the hide of an Appaloosa horse, a breed famous for its colorful leopard-spotted coat pattern.  Just as prehistoric cave paintings of Europe depict prehistoric horses with such leopard spotting, this marvelous piece of ceramic art embraces a mystical and timeless quality.  

SIZE: 3 15/16" (10.0 cm) in diameter x 2 3/4" (7.0 cm) in height

PRICE:  $275

Price: $275.00