Bowl #1 in Lily Pad Green Crystalline, 9.5"dia. (Benjamin Owen IV)
Bowl #1 in Lily Pad Green Crystalline, 9.5"dia. (Benjamin Owen IV)
Bowl #1 in Lily Pad Green Crystalline, 9.5"dia. (Benjamin Owen IV)
Bowl #1 in Lily Pad Green Crystalline, 9.5"dia. (Benjamin Owen IV)
Bowl #1 in Lily Pad Green Crystalline, 9.5"dia. (Benjamin Owen IV)
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Bowl #1 in Lily Pad Green Crystalline, 9.5"dia. (Benjamin Owen IV)

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   Hand-thrown by Benjamin Owen IV.  Covered in a Ben Owen Pottery proprietary glaze, Lilypad Green.  Measuring 9.5”dia. x 3.5”h.

Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.

    Benjamin Owen IV (b. 2005), the youngest child of sixth-generation potter Ben Owen III, has been making pots since a young age.  Benjamin graduated from Uwharrie Charter Academy High School in Asheboro, NC in 2023.  His current passions include governmental science, policymaking, investment, and turning clay in his father’s studio.  As a long-standing tradition in the Owen Family, creating with clay is a way for Benjamin to carry on his family’s legacy and connect with his roots.  Benjamin’s work has been featured in the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC and the Gallery at Grandover in Greensboro, NC.

 The Lily Pad Green Crystalline Glaze series was carefully developed over several years.  Ben Owen III methodically manipulated various glaze materials with the potential to create unique surfaces and patterns that are reflective of natural scenery in our world's environment.  Some outcomes resemble lichen on stone, lily pads peeking along a pond surface, or even blue moon jellies floating in deep ocean waters.
   To achieve this rare find, the kiln temperature is meticulously controlled as it rises AND as it falls, to encourage crystalline growth at specific temperatures.  The glaze is applied by carefully airbrushing multiple layers of complementary glazes.  The presence of titanium- and zinc-rich ingredients promote crystal development, while the pigment copper tints the crystals and background green.  We hope you enjoy this one-of-a-kind glaze!

This piece is hand-signed by Benjamin Owen IV with the year made (2024).