A classic and popular shape from Ben Owen III and his family, this Egg Vase creates an elegant understatement. Ben III's studies of the Mei Peng style of vases made early in Chinese clay culture heavily influenced this form. The melon lines along the surface of the vase are influenced by nature, as Ben often gathers inspiration from the world around him. This Melon Han Vase reflects that organic influence. The vase is thrown on the potter's wheel and then altered into a melon-like shape to create a unique design.
The Celadon Blue glaze provides the perfect finish for the curved lines on this vase, reflecting the echo of Ben Owen, Sr., “Keep it simple”. Measuring 6.75”w x 10.5”h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.
The Blue Celadon or Goryeo Celadon Glaze originated in Korea during the 10th and 11th centuries. The finish is made from a feldspathic rock with additions of clay and flint rock and small amounts of yellow iron oxide as a pigment. This finish is excellent for revealing carved designs on the glaze or underlying clay surface. The finish relies on the type of clay, the amount of iron oxide, and the firing atmosphere that is used to create the right environment for the color to develop.
This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (2022).