(piggy vase by Gary Rith, garden folly, pilsner glass)
I don't usually make something that is unuseful. BUT, what about something that is useful, but is really just a flight of fancy, like the vase up top there? It is in the tradition of follies, which is a garden building or structure which while not unuseful, is not really for a use either. Just a pretty little bit to gaze at or walk around. So, maybe this wild little vase is a ceramic folly. I am absolutely tickled with this piece.
I was thinking about pilsner glasses when I started it. Pilsner glasses, as seen here, have a little knobby base and a tall tapering body.