Melon Han Vase in Stardust Amber, 9.5"h (Ben Owen III)
Melon Han Vase in Stardust Amber, 9.5"h (Ben Owen III)
Melon Han Vase in Stardust Amber, 9.5"h (Ben Owen III)
Melon Han Vase in Stardust Amber, 9.5"h (Ben Owen III)
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Melon Han Vase in Stardust Amber, 9.5"h (Ben Owen III)

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   The Stardust Amber Matte Microcrystalline finish includes iron pigments to create a truly unique effect. The small crystals are developed by slow cooling the kiln.  This vase shape is influenced by pottery forms made during the Chinese Han dynasty.  Measuring 6”w x 9.5”h. 
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.

   Ben Owen Pottery developed the Micro-Crystal Glaze series over several years, manipulating materials with the potential to create unique surfaces and patterns that can be seen in nature.  Some outcomes resemble lichen on stone or mold growth on wood.  Other Micro-Crystal Glazes display similarities to a view of a collection of cells through a microscope, or, the majestic nebular formations telescopic images portray. 
   To achieve this rare find, the 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.  The glaze is applied by carefully airbrushing multiple layers of complementary glazes.  The presence of titanium- and zinc-rich ingredients promotes crystal development, while various pigments tint the crystals.  We hope you enjoy this one-of-a-kind glaze!

This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (2021).