This mug has a unique finish with cobalt pigment. The larger crystals are developed during specific slow-cooling cycles during the kiln firings. Fully functional for your best enjoyment each day. Measuring 5.25”l x 4"w x 4.25”h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.
The 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 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 year made (2021).