This vase is a result of Ben’s influence from shapes and forms in nature. With an organic, from-the-Earth feel, this Gourd Vase fuses modernity with tradition. The gourd design is a form that Ben’s grandfather made as well. The curvature of the vase provides a lovely accent for the wood-fired micro-crystal growth.
The Nebular Purple is a recent creation from experimenting with cobalt glazes in the wood kiln. The slow cooling of the kiln creates the blue-purple micro-crystals on the surface. Measuring 4.25”w x 5.75"h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.
Ben Owen III developed the Nebular Purple wood-fired microcrystalline series over several years. The Nebular Purple glaze is a recent creation from experimenting with cobalt glazes in the wood kiln. The slow cooling of the kiln creates micro-crystals on the surface. The outcomes resemble majestic nebular formations telescopic images portray.
To achieve this rare find, the wood kiln temperature is meticulously controlled as it rises AND as it falls, to encourage micro-crystal growth at specific temperatures and render this stunning final product. We hope you enjoy this one-of-a-kind glaze!
This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (2021).