Egg Vase in Turquoise Crystalline, 11.5"h (Ben Owen III)
Egg Vase in Turquoise Crystalline, 11.5"h (Ben Owen III)
Egg Vase in Turquoise Crystalline, 11.5"h (Ben Owen III)
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Egg Vase in Turquoise Crystalline, 11.5"h (Ben Owen III)

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   This egg-shaped vase is a form that has been made for three generations of Ben’s family.  With a modest approach to form that allows the glaze surface to receive the focus of attention, the Egg Vase is one of the most popular forms that Ben enjoys creating.
   The Crystalline finish includes cobalt and copper pigments to create a truly unique effect.  The small crystals are developed by slow cooling the kiln.  This Turquoise Microcrystalline Egg Vase is fully functional and works well for use with fresh flowers.  Measuring 6”w x 11.5"h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.

   The Turquoise Crystalline glaze from Ben Owen Pottery was developed over several years by manipulating glaze materials and tweaking the crucial cooling process used during the kiln firings.  This brilliant blue color is made from a combination of copper and cobalt.  Examples of blues like this have inspired Ben III from Middle-Eastern pottery and the semi-precious stone, Lapis lazuli.  A range of colors is achieved through special application and firing techniques.  The crystals are formed within the glaze along the surface of the vase during the cooling process of a kiln firing.  Due to the unique chemical properties during crystal formation, no two crystals are alike.  This glaze lends itself to creating completely individualized pieces.

This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (2022).