A classic style jug made by Ben Owen III. As the kiln reaches about 2300 degrees Fahrenheit, salt is added to the kiln to create the orange peel texture. Measuring 6.75"w x 8.5”h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.
Salt Glaze was first discovered by German potters in the late 14th century. Due to the high firing temperatures, stoneware clays are required. The pieces can be handled and decorated with clay slips of many different colors, or, glazed partially with Cobalt Blue Glaze. The surface may resemble the texture of an orange peel. This was an early glaze used by settlers during the 19th century in the Seagrove area. Many of the pieces Ben makes in Salt Glaze are functional, even the more decorative large-scale pots.
This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (1994), and, is part of our "Pots From the Past" series.