Covered jars are both a challenge and a reward to create. With a lid that fits just right, this lovely Nebular Purple Covered Jar is a nice addition to any home or kitchen. Fully functional as well as decorative, this piece will be appreciated by its recipient and will make a great conversation piece.
The Nebular Purple resulted from experimenting with cobalt glazes fired inside the wood kiln atmosphere. The slow cooling of the kiln creates light purple micro-crystals along the surface. A unique find that was a pleasant surprise! Measuring 7"w x 12.75"h. (3" opening dia.)
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.
Ben Owen III developed the Nebular Purple wood-fired microcrystalline series over several years. The outcome is the artistic rendition of a majestic nebula formation that telescopic space images portray.
To achieve this rare find, the wood kiln temperature is meticulously controlled as it rises AND as it falls, to encourage micro-crystal growth at specific temperatures and render this stunning final product. A small amount of the pigment magnesium tints the crystals light purple while a high concentration of the pigment cobalt tints the background a deep, rich blue. We hope you enjoy this one-of-a-kind glaze!
This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (2023).