Melon Teapot with Post-and-Lintel Handle in Lily Pad Green Glaze, 8"h (Ben Owen III)
Melon Teapot with Post-and-Lintel Handle in Lily Pad Green Glaze, 8"h (Ben Owen III)
Melon Teapot with Post-and-Lintel Handle in Lily Pad Green Glaze, 8"h (Ben Owen III)
Melon Teapot with Post-and-Lintel Handle in Lily Pad Green Glaze, 8"h (Ben Owen III)
Melon Teapot with Post-and-Lintel Handle in Lily Pad Green Glaze, 8"h (Ben Owen III)
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Melon Teapot with Post-and-Lintel Handle in Lily Pad Green Glaze, 8"h (Ben Owen III)

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   A unique teapot design influenced by Ben’s time in Japan.  Ben only makes these occasionally due to the time and process to make the post-and-lintel handle.  The color is a blend of iron-and-mica-enriched clay, with applied Ash, and Cobalt glazes.  
   Fully functional, this teapot is safe for liquid use and is dishwasher- and microwave-safe.  Be sure to temper the teapot before adding hot water to steep the tea leaves.  Do not place the teapot directly on the stovetop as heat shock will occur. Measuring 7.75”l x 5.5”w x 8”h. 
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.

   The Lily Pad Green Crystalline Glaze series was carefully developed over several years.  Ben Owen III methodically manipulated various glaze materials with the potential to create unique surfaces and patterns that are reflective of natural scenery in our world's environment.  Some outcomes resemble lichen on stone, lily pads peeking along a pond surface, or even blue moon jellies floating in deep ocean waters.
   To achieve this rare find, the kiln temperature is meticulously controlled as it rises AND as it falls, to encourage crystalline growth at specific temperatures.  The glaze is applied by carefully airbrushing multiple layers of complementary glazes.  The presence of titanium- and zinc-rich ingredients promote crystal development, while the pigment copper tints the crystals and background green.  We hope you enjoy this one-of-a-kind glaze!

This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (2024).