The Tang Vase is a distinct design made by Ben Owen III. The idea for this form was influenced by Ben III’s time in China studying their ceramic art culture. The small handles on the shoulder of the vase embellish the form in a similar approach that was taken during the 9th century with early Asian ceramic forms made during the Tang Dynasty. Resembling lily pads on the surface of a lake or pond, this Lily Pad Green Crystalline Tang Vase is sure to become a favored piece in the home or treasured as a gift. Measuring 5”w x 8.75”h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.
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 Ben Owen III with the year made (2022).