This is a new RAKU clay pot made by JEROME HECK of Haleiwa, Hawaii. It measures approximately 5.5" H and about 5" in diameter at it's widest point.
This information was taken from the card that comes with the pot.
"POTS FROM HECK"
"RAKU is a low fire ceramic technique developed in Japan during the 16th century. Western RAKU has been developing for the past 30 years.
A sandy or grogged clay is used which can be rapidly fired between 1600 and 1800 degrees F. The ceramic pieces are removed hot from the kiln with tongs and placed in an airtight container with combustibles such as dried leaves, sawdust or newspaper. The burning of the combustible steals oxygen from the metallic oxides in the glazes, producing the various effects and colors as well as smoking the unglazed surfaces.
This RAKU piece was individually created by JEROME HECK on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. For the Artist, RAKU instills spontaneity and excitement in the creative process."