This ceramic vase has a long oval shape with a wide neck, rounded lip and sloping shoulder area. The circular rings from the process of being thrown on the wheel can be seen beneath the glaze. The glaze is a yellow-orange matt, with dark brown patches, over a shiny celadon green and iridescent purple base.
Pewabic Pottery was founded in Detroit, Michigan by Mary Chase Stratton, an artist of the Arts and Crafts movement. Her pottery had simple shapes and retained the natural characteristics of its material. She once said, "if an object is beautiful, it is because of its own expression, and not because it has been made to look like something else."
This monotype depicts the back of a nude woman. She is sitting down, and we can see her arms, part of her left leg and part of the left side of her face. The woman casts some dark shadows on the left and under her right arm.