Altered Bottle in Nebular Purple, 14"h (Ben Owen III)
Altered Bottle in Nebular Purple, 14"h (Ben Owen III)
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Altered Bottle in Nebular Purple, 14"h (Ben Owen III)

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   A classic bottle design that is influenced by Ben’s time in Japan and enhanced design by altering the shape into a flask-like form.  Ben alters the shape shortly after making the piece on the wheel with two small flat boards and creates the flattened design.  The Nebular Purple glaze is a recent creation from experimenting with cobalt glazes in the wood kiln.  The slow cooling of the kiln creates the light purple micro-crystals along the surface.  Measuring 5.25"l x 9.25”w x 14”h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.

   Ben Owen III developed the Nebular Purple wood-fired microcrystalline series over several years.  The Nebular Purple glaze is a recent creation from experimenting with cobalt glazes in the wood kiln.  The slow cooling of the kiln creates micro-crystals on the surface.  The outcomes resemble majestic nebular formations telescopic images portray.    
   To achieve this rare find, the wood kiln temperature is meticulously controlled as it rises AND as it falls, to encourage micro-crystal growth at specific temperatures and render this stunning final product.  We hope you enjoy this one-of-a-kind glaze!

This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (2021).