This jar is one of seven fired during the past month. It is 13 inches tall with a combination of 5 different glazes applied in succession. Raku fired pottery is a Japanese style of firing. The pots are fired separately to 2000 degrees then removed from the kiln using long iron tongs. The glowing piece is then placed in a container filled with sawdust. After more sawdust is added to this fiery mixture, a lid is then placed on the container to allow for a reduction atmosphere. The lack of oxygen combined with the extreme heat causes a chemical change in the glaze resulting in a change in color and texture. The crackle pattern is caused by carbon being trapped in tiny fissure that heal over as the glaze cools. This pot is made from white porcelain-like clay....thus the white accents showing through areas of clear glaze.