This ceramic drinking vessel made by Chicago-based artist Andrew Jessup is glazed with cream, grey, and a deep bronze with bursts of vibrant yellow and red hues. The interior of the vessel is bronze and mottled with bright red spots. The piece has an asymmetrical, organic shape and a corrugated surface. The clay body is dense, with stones and ground granite integrated into the clay.
"My pottery is about my struggle to create something truly unique. Whether it's a cup, bowl, vase or sculpture, I want it to be beautifully crafted and one of a kind. I appreciate oddities and try to reflect that in my work. For me, each piece of clay is born in the fire and has a lifetime of experiences to share with you. I have a story for each of them. I invite you, the viewer to look at each piece and find your own story." - Andrew Jessup