My coworker Sangeetha is taking a ceramics class with her husband. She brought all these little pieces he made to work and a bunch of us got to take our pick. This was one of the last ones left (I assume because it's not "useful" like some of the cups and saucers that other people took), but I love it. It is so weird and fantastic, like something out of a Tim Burton film.
It's got a wonderful heft, and I think it will make a nice desk denizen, paperweight, or random objet.
Posted simultaneously to: homing.posterous.com (I'm now a contributor to my friend Jena's home design blog)