A ceramic sphere carved with geometric patterns, treated with a raku firing technique. When a clay ball is fired in this manner, it is crucial that it has dried completely, which might be tricky, given that it has almost been closed up. Any moisture left will cause the piece to explode in the kiln. For that reason, at least one very small hole has been made in the surface somewhere. Also, several clay pieces were intentionally inserted in the sphere to allow it to rattle. This piece is 3.5" in diameter.