Located in Sonoma Valley, California Nichibei Pottery blends the elegant tradition of Japanese folk art with a distinctly contemporary flair that results in an innovative collection of handmade pottery that is unmistakably by Nichibei. Husband and wife team Cheryl Constantini and Mikio Matsumot formed Nichibei in 1985. Literally translated, Nichibei means “Japan and America.” Mikio and Cheryl created Nichibei's distinctive and unique jade green color through a process by which a copper glaze is applied to the porcelain and high firing it in a gas kiln at 2,400 degrees. The visually striking carved pattern on this hand-crafted vase evokes a simple yet modern aesthetic. Beautiful with or without a floral bouquet, this elegant vase will add subtle charm to your decor. Measures 8.5 x 2.75 in.