It had been a while, but then i had the urge to unwrap an old package.
a 1997 acquisition from bizen.
a 6500 yen purchase for this beer drinking vessel of awesomeness.
the ribbed profile shows the slowness of the wheel as well as the deliberateness of the hand.
the bursting of the skin tells of the materials used in the clay making process.
the light ash dusting informs of the firing.
i am not sure but i think this mark is from a piece of straw made laid on the bottom the vessel before firing.
purpose being fulfilled.