Altered Bottle in Turquoise Crystalline, 12"h
Altered Bottle in Turquoise Crystalline, 12"h
Altered Bottle in Turquoise Crystalline, 12"h
Altered Bottle in Turquoise Crystalline, 12"h
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Altered Bottle in Turquoise Crystalline, 12"h

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   With an organic, from-the-Earth feel, this Altered Bottle fuses tradition with modernity.  Thrown and altered into a flask like design, the curvature of the vase provides a lovely accent for crystal growth.
   This Crystalline finish includes cobalt and copper pigments to create a truly unique effect.  The crystals are developed by slow-cooling the kiln.  This Turquoise Crystalline Melon Bottle is fully functional and works well for use with fresh flowers.  Measuring 8”w x 5.75" d x 12"h.
Please Note: What appears to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.

   The Turquoise Crystalline glaze from Ben Owen Pottery was developed over several years by manipulating glaze materials and tweaking the crucial cooling process used during the kiln firings.  This brilliant blue color is made from a combination of copper and cobalt.  Examples of blues like this have inspired Ben III from Middle-Eastern pottery and the semi-precious stone, Lapis lazuli.  A range of colors is achieved through special application and firing techniques.  The crystals are formed within the glaze along the surface of the vase during the cooling process of a kiln firing.  Due to the unique chemical properties during crystal formation, no two crystals are alike.  This glaze lends itself to creating completely individualized pieces.

This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with year made (2020).