This impressive vase is a hand thrown, one of a kind piece of studio pottery. The colors are soft yet eye-catching, with bands of various shades of blue and a dusty rose at the top, segueing into a speckled rose and blue body and ending with an irregular blue band at the bottom. It's fully glazed in speckled blue on the interior and clearly shows the finger marks of the potter.
The shape is very modern, reminiscent to us of the cooling tower of a nuclear power plant. It was made with earthy tan clay and is quite weighty at over two pounds. It stands 7 1/2 inches tall, with a 4 1/4 inch wide mouth and 5 inch diameter base. The signature and date are incised in script on the bottom and read Bakstran 1987. After much research, we've not identified the potter, but he or she was very talented. This sturdy yet graceful vase can hold water for flowers or not.