This vase results from Ben’s influence from shapes and forms in nature. The gourd design is a form that Ben’s grandfather made, as well. This Gourd Vase in Stardust Green fuses tradition with modernity with an organic, from-the-Earth feel. The curvature of the vase provides a lovely accent for the matte micro-crystal growth.
This unique finish includes copper and iron pigments to form results that are truly unique. The small crystals are developed by slow-cooling the kiln. This Gourd Vase in Stardust Green is fully functional and works well for use with fresh or dried flowers. A beautiful and intriguing addition to any home, kitchen, or office. Measuring 5.25”w x 9.75"h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.
Stardust Green is a matte-crystal glaze that Ben Owen III developed over a 2-year span and approved for sale in 2012. The name is derived from the amazing photographs of actual stardust beamed back to Earth at the time from the Hubble Space Telescope. Green Stardust works require a kiln temperature meticulously controlled to over 2,300° Fahrenheit, with specific rising and falling temperature rates to encourage micro-crystal growth and render this stunning final product. The glaze is applied by carefully airbrushing multiple layers of different glazes onto a piece. Titanium-rich ingredients in the glazes promote crystal development. Copper tints the crystals green. Iron oxide is used to achieve the background color.
This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (2023).