This handsome vase was hand made by ceramic artist Sarah Gillingham of Rock Springs, Wyoming. Created with a rough clay in a reddish sand color, the texture highlighted with a wiped-on glaze in a darker shade, the form is that of a Native American jar. The flared mouth is set on a short neck that slopes down to the shoulder that is encircled with carved notches. Ziggurats and triangles are carved into the upper portion of the vase and emphasized with dark brown glaze. From the shoulder, the vase slopes down to a narrow base, which is hand signed, incised into the clay, "Sarah Gillingham '99 Wy."
This art pottery piece is in excellent condition with no discernible flaws or wear. Standing 6 inches tall, it measures 7 1/2 inches across at the shoulder (23 inches in circumference) and sits on a 3 1/4 inch diameter base. It weighs 1 3/4 pounds and is a beautiful piece of Western pottery by a talented ceramic artist.