This Stardust Green Matte Microcrystalline glaze is one of Ben’s newest developments with copper pigment that provides a nice array of green hues along the contour of the jar. The micro-crystals are formed inside the kiln during the cooling process. Due to the unique chemical properties during micro-crystal formation, no two crystals are alike. This glaze lends itself to creating completely individualized pieces.
Covered jars are both a challenge and reward to create. With a lid that fits just right, this lovely Stardust Green Microcrystalline Covered Jar is a nice addition to any home or kitchen. This piece is fully functional as well as decorative or may also be used as an urn as a remembrance piece. Measuring 5.5”w x 10”h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.
Stardust Green is a matte-crystal glaze that Ben Owen III developed over a 2-year span and approved for sale in 2012. The name is derived from the amazing photographs of actual stardust beamed back to Earth at the time from the Hubble Space Telescope. Green Stardust works require a kiln temperature meticulously controlled to over 2,300° Fahrenheit, with specific rising and falling temperature rates to encourage micro-crystal growth and render this stunning final product. The glaze is applied by carefully airbrushing multiple layers of different glazes onto a piece. Titanium-rich ingredients in the glazes promote crystal development. Copper tints the crystals green. Iron oxide is used to achieve the background color.
This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (2023).