Combed Square-Shouldered Bowl #1 in Natural Ash Glaze, 8.5"dia. (Ben Owen III)
Combed Square-Shouldered Bowl #1 in Natural Ash Glaze, 8.5"dia. (Ben Owen III)
Combed Square-Shouldered Bowl #1 in Natural Ash Glaze, 8.5"dia. (Ben Owen III)
Combed Square-Shouldered Bowl #1 in Natural Ash Glaze, 8.5"dia. (Ben Owen III)
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Combed Square-Shouldered Bowl #1 in Natural Ash Glaze, 8.5"dia. (Ben Owen III)

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   Serving bowls have been a part of the home setting for thousands of years.  Offering guests, family, or friends a treat or special food dish has been a long-standing tradition across many cultures that continues today.  The Natural Ash Glaze is produced from a combination of hardwoods and pines burned inside the kiln.  The carved lines on the outside surface of this bowl were created by using a bandsaw blade usually seen in woodworking.  While the piece was “leather hard”, the tool cuts into the clay to reveal the artist’s design.  
   A perfect gift for that hard-to-shop-for friend or family member.  Dishwasher- and microwave-safe.  Measuring 8.5”dia. x 5”h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.

   The Natural Ash Glaze is produced by relying on the wood-firing process as the glazing agent.  Most pieces dedicated to this glaze are placed in the kiln with little or no glaze applied to the exterior.  During the firing process, the wood is occasionally stirred in the firebox to give flight to the flakes of ash produced during the firing.  When these small flakes become airborne, they cling to the exposed areas of the pots and accumulate over a period of time.  As the kiln reaches about 2300 degrees Fahrenheit, the wood ash will liquefy and begin to run down the side of the pots, as if one had poured honey on the vase.

This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (2022).