This started out as a simple vase, when the piece broke from the neck. Instead of discarding it I thought it presented an oportunity to experiment along the lines of the great "Relic" series by Malcom Ray. It is cherry, 7 1/2" high x 4 1/2" dia., carved, then textured with a heat pen. The inner portion was dyed black. The pattern bands were highlighted with a pencil and sprayed with matte lacquer. Oil was used on the natural colored cherry. Comments and suggestions very welcome.