Whoever made this pot took some care in doing so. It appears intentionally asymmetric for artistic reasons. The walls are thin and even, and the surface is smooth and burnished. The clay was white to begin with, but because of oxidation and reduction zones in the kiln (pit fired), the final pot has come out attractively two-toned. The black areas are irridescent but this is not obvious in the picture. A neolithic teenager would be proud of this pot and his parents would reward him with his first tattoo.