This vase was thrown in three sections and then altered for perfect asymmetry. This stands 7.25 inches by almost 4 inches wide. I personally purchased this vase from John Karrasch when he resided in Gold Hill, Nevada. It is signed with studio label, as shown. Per Vasefinder, John Charles Karrasch was born in Missouri. He received the first technical B.F.A. in Ceramics from the University of Southern California in 1956, where he was a student of Susan Peterson and Vivika Heino. He received his M.F.A. from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1963, where he was a student of Lyle and Dorothy Perkins. John was a scholarship student at the Haystack Mountain School of Crafts. For a brief period, John studied glass technology with Harvey Littleton, when he was a student at the Toledo Museum of Art. He received a Georg Jensen Grant to study glass technology in Finland. John also worked as a marketing assistant for the League of New Hampshire. He was a designer for the Metlox Pottery. He has taught at Chouinard, as well the University of Nevada Reno to just mention a couple locations. John worked in several clay mediums, such as porcelain, stoneware and earthenware. He founded the Nevada Clay Arts Guild in the mid-1970s. A portion of his exhibition record includes: Missouri State Fair in 1955 and 1956. In 1956, he had a one-man show at the Fisher Gallery of USC, Los Angeles, California. He also exhibited in one-man shows in Reno and Las Vegas in 1959 and exhibited at the Nevada State Silver Centennial, Virginia City, Nevada. John exhibited at the Syracuse Ceramic Nationals in 1962, 1964 and 1966.