The raku process creates a glossy crackle surface infused with smoky accents on this lidded ceramic box. This piece features a natural wood handle, secured with natural raffia binding and decorated with colorful beads. It stands 8" tall and is 7 1/2" wide (the length of the stick handle). While the outside is a glazed surface, the interior is a rough/matte surface and should not be used for food. The lid is especially made to fit exactly one way. The artist, Barbara Heard, has signed the bottom of this pot.