I started this piece with a hexagonal base and worked my way up from there, one individually hand rolled coil at a time. Each coil is stacked, one by one, and gently hand tapped into place. Made from porcelain clay and fired in a wood fire kiln, this fine art piece was made to stand the test of time. I hope you will enjoy it as much as I have! It seats securely on its side revealing its hexagonal base instead of resting on it. You can display it any way you like once it is in your home! Free shipping anywhere in the U.S.