The Pear Vase is a classic shape that reflects an organic approach to form. Ben III often discovers inspiration for his art from nature while reflecting on his grandfather’s advice of, “Keep it simple.” Measuring 5.75"w x 9.25"h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.
The Cobalt Blue glaze has been used by the Owen family for over four generations. Early salt glaze wares made in the late 1800s were decorated with a cobalt blue glaze over the grey salt finish. Over the past 50 years, Ben Owen Pottery has made some cobalt-glazed pieces using a uniform coating of the glaze on the surface of the pots. Today, Ben uses a glaze similar to the older, original glaze. This newer Cobalt Blue is glossy and reveals a depth to the finish. Sometimes, the Cobalt Blue is used to accentuate pieces that are fired in the wood kiln. These are called multi-layered glazes.
This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (2021).