The shape of the candle holder is a round disk at the bottom, top cylinder, and a rounded connective handle. The top of the piece contains the candle holder device, which holds a standard pillar candle. Reactive glaze ceramics usually contain colors that blend together. This cream stoneware taper candle holder fades to brown in the details around the edges. The reactive glaze creates a "spotted" effect with brown colors on top of the cream base color.