The Dogwood Vase is a shape that has been made in Ben’s family for three generations. The sculpted Dogwood flower medallions on the shoulders of this exquisite vase honor North Carolina which is known as “The Dogwood State”.
The vase has a thicker glaze application on the surface giving the look of icing on a cake. The scalloped design on the base is influenced by techniques seen in early Chinese glazed pottery during the Song and Tang Dynasties and early Japanese techniques. The rich color of the red clay compliments the white glaze coating. The Dogwood Vase form is perfect for a display of flowers on a table, mantle, or office shelf. Measuring 5.25”w x 9"h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.
During the 1920s, Ben’s grandfather, Ben Owen Sr., was a potter at Jugtown Pottery. While there, extensive research was done by Jacque Busbee who created many of the colors for the pottery. The Dogwood White glaze was inspired by Chinese and Japanese white finishes for pottery with a thick coating that resembled icing on a cake. In 1928, the Busbees of Jugtown entered a vase, made by Ben Owen, in the Dogwood festival with this white glaze. The vase was awarded best in the show and from that time forward, the vase was called the Dogwood Vase and the glaze named Dogwood White. This glaze works well for weddings and for a display of flowers.
This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (2021).