A classic shaped vase influenced by Ben’s time in Japan. This elegantly understated form works well for the blue-purple finish. Three handles decorate the top of this vase while a belted line along the lower half continues the Equator Series that Ben III expands upon from time to time. The Patina Green glaze has a variety of colors as you look around the surface. A conversation piece, for sure. Measuring 14”w x 24"h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.
The Patina Green Glaze was first developed by Ben III, in the early 1990’s while in college at East Carolina, as a glossy forest green made from the copper pigment. When testing the glaze in the wood kilns back home at the family pottery, the results were strikingly different with many variations of color and surface. If fired in the wood kiln with no salt added to the firing, the color will be a darker green with small crystals on the surface. If finished in a wood and salt firing, the salt will brighten the color and create more blue-green hues with random small crystals on the surface.
This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (2020).