This was created sometime during my Ceramics 1 class. This is not pottery, but rather a ceramics piece. To make the piece, you take the two sided mold, rubber band it together, and pour a ceramic clay into it. After it sets, you lift one side off and let it dry. For this piece I should have piped before it dried, but it turned out alright anyway. The design was piped on using porcelain slip (explained on the comment on one of my other pieces) and then left to dry. The glaze is a type that is used specifically for ceramics rather than pottery. The base is a dark forest green, and there are white crystals in the base that when heated explode into the little starbursts you see on the piece. Because I didn't pipe the design while the clay was wet, the piping split apart when it dried, creating the cracks in the vines. I actually prefer it this way now. Because this is a ceramic piece, the glaze can be done all over the piece, and it is set on a small stand while being fired so that it doesn't get stuck to the bottom of the kiln.