The Egg Vase is a classic and popular shape from Ben Owen III and his family. This form is heavily influenced by the Mei Peng style vases made early in Chinese clay culture. The shape creates an elegant understatement for allowing the special effects microcrystalline glaze to be of focus. Measuring 4.75”w x 9.25”h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.
Ben Owen III developed the Blue Frost glaze in 2013 as a variation of his popular Patina Green glaze. The kiln is fired to over 2,300 degrees Fahrenheit and is meticulously controlled during the firing to accommodate the development of this unique finish. The stunning result is a growth of tiny, frosty-gray matte crystals over a field of cool blue. Key elements present in the glaze include copper, to produce the blue hue; and magnesium to promote the textural quality.
This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (2023).