Melon Pear Vase in Copper Penny Glaze, 9"h (Ben Owen III)
Melon Pear Vase in Copper Penny Glaze, 9"h (Ben Owen III)
Melon Pear Vase in Copper Penny Glaze, 9"h (Ben Owen III)
Melon Pear Vase in Copper Penny Glaze, 9"h (Ben Owen III)
Melon Pear Vase in Copper Penny Glaze, 9"h (Ben Owen III)
Melon Pear Vase in Copper Penny Glaze, 9"h (Ben Owen III)
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Melon Pear Vase in Copper Penny Glaze, 9"h (Ben Owen III)

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   A beautiful example of Ben III’s Copper Penny Glaze.  This Melon Pear Vase can be used for displaying flowers, or, simply enjoyed for the beauty that it is.  Dishwasher-safe for easy cleaning.  Ben Owen III often gathers ideas for pottery forms from the natural environment around him and this vase shape 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.  Measuring 5.5”w x 9”h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.

   Copper Penny Glaze is influenced by the amount of iron in the clay as well as the formula of the glaze.  The range of color is dependent on the atmosphere of the firing in the kiln.  During the early stages of firing, at 1600°F, we purposely control the furnace to burn inefficiently creating carbon inside the kiln.  The reaction of carbon, over a period of several hours, with the iron in the clay will create warm tones in the glaze and iridescent or opalescent qualities to the surface.  The presence of wood ash coming in contact with the glaze accentuates the glaze with flashes of apple green and yellow tones to deeper brown shades on areas of the pot.  The name copper penny was chosen after many customers, over the years, commented that it looked like the surface of a penny.

This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (2022).