The Dogwood Vase is a shape that has been made in Ben’s family for three generations. During the 1920s, Ben’s grandfather, Ben Owen Sr., was a potter at Jugtown Pottery. While there, in 1928, the Busbees of Jugtown entered a vase, made by Ben Owen Sr., in the Dogwood Festival. The vase was awarded best in the show and from that time forward, the vase was called the Dogwood Vase. The sculptured flowers on either side of this exquisite vase honor North Carolina which later came to be known as “The Dogwood State”.
Fully functional, this Dogwood Vase in Pomegranate provides a spectacular backdrop for an arrangement of flowers. This piece will become a treasured piece of art. Measuring 4.75"w x 9"h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.
Ben Owen III’s Pomegranate/Purple Haze glaze is developed by layering various proprietary copper glazes. This layering technique creates exquisite effects with a wide range of variations from piece to piece. A treat to see with each kiln firing! Fully functional, vessels glazed in Pomegranate or Purple Haze provide a spectacular backdrop for any floral arrangement. With an ethereal quality and resembling an artistic interpretation of a purple galaxy, this is truly a unique approach to glaze formation.
This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (2021).