Hand carved porcelain vase by Dana Bechert. The pattern is created using the ancient technique of sgraffito in which a thin layer of pigmented clay, called slip, is selectively carved away to reveal the bright white clay body underneath. All the carving is done freehand by the artist in her Nottingham, PA studio. Coated inside and out with a clear high gloss, it is easily washable by hand or in the dishwasher. Non Toxic Glaze used.