An octopus is a fitting creature to represent the king in our chess-themed collection. These cephalopods are one of the most intelligent sea creatures and are known to be solitary souls who avoid confrontation. A sinuous, winding octopus king tips his crown on this low-bellied vase. Ephraim artists individually hand-sculpt each octopus, constructing him from a wheel-thrown piece. Crenellation detail on the rim of the vase reinforces our king theme. We offer the King Vase in two distinctly different—warm and cool—glaze variations that provide a rich, interesting surface quality and atmosphere for this special piece.
Handmade to order. No two pieces of the same design look exactly alike, that’s part of the magic of handmade ceramics. Because we lean away from technologies like molds, templates, and casts, each piece is wholly unique. Minor variations in size, decoration, color and finish are intrinsic to our pottery. Please expect and embrace the variation inherent in our process.