Experiments from potteries are unique attempts at coming up with new ideas and designs.
In this case part of the experiment was to produce a vase with a crank clay. Crank clay is a hand building clay body that contains a gritty substance (known as grog) to give the body strength (as well as look good ... and/or different!).
It is normal for the potter to try different combinations to produce different results. Those combinations - firing codes, materials used, timings, etc - are sometimes written on the base ... as is on this pot. These pieces are not often put up for sale.
The writing here is:
5PY or SPY
So, A7 is a code; T stands for T material - an adaptive clay that is well used in raku and wood firing. It can be seen as the off-white flecks in the pot.
5PY/SPY ... perhaps another code ... or even the potters mark.
This has been superbly thrown and turned ... and fired. There are all the marks of a very confident hand at work resulting in a wonderfully singular brutalist vase - with attitude. Love it!
It proudly stands 13.5cm and its widest diameter is 14.5cm
It is in excellent condition - no scratches, chips, or cracks.
Price: For a totally unique work - 150€