This candlestick style was first made by Ben Owen Sr. in the 1920s while working at Jugtown pottery. Ben Owen III continues the signature style of his family in this special batch of Dogwood White. Made from local red stoneware clay with multiple layers of the white glaze applied to the surface. Candlesticks measure: 2.25"w midpoint x 5.5"dia. base x 13"h.
The beeswax candles are 1.5”w x 12”h and are sold separately through our Online Store.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.
During the 1920s, Ben’s grandfather, Ben Owen Sr., was a potter at Jugtown Pottery. While there, extensive research was done by Jacque Busbee who created many of the colors for the pottery. The Dogwood White glaze was inspired by Chinese and Japanese white finishes for pottery with a thick coating that resembled icing on a cake. In 1928, the Busbees of Jugtown entered a vase, made by Ben Owen, in the Dogwood festival with this white glaze. The vase was awarded best in the show and from that time forward, the vase was called the Dogwood Vase and the glaze named Dogwood White. This glaze works well for weddings.
This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (2021).