I made this piece for a friend and it was one of the first pieces I have made with a specific intent. Most of my pieces start with a basic form and are imagined as I create them. Part of the joy of pottery is watching a piece evolve from one basic idea to another more complex shape; the Striated Vessel is a good example of this. It is a good test of throwing skill to make a functional and structurally sound piece from a sketch. The glaze is shaner white with blue mason stain splattered on it. From this, I will incorporate more splatter effects on future pieces since the technique is simple, but gives a unique result.