This is a very earthy piece. A very different type of clay is used in the pottery, moulded in the Chinese classic meiping shape (plum vessel 梅瓶). Its broad shoulders reducing to a tapered base. The crown is of ancient swamp kauri, probably many thousands of years old. The insert is also of matching ancient kauri and the lid of white gum with an ebony finial. This collaboration is more than just an object; it's a narrative. It tells a story of tradition and modernity, of East meets West, and of two crafts coming together in harmonious union.