This ceramic drinking vessel made by Chicago-based artist Andrew Jessup has a black and bronze, metallic hue with a glossy finish. The exterior has raised, cord-like shapes and 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