A great piece with a thick white glaze application on the surface giving the look of icing on a cake. Made in the 1960s by Ben Owen Sr. The scalloped design on the base is influenced from techniques seen in early Chinese glazed pottery during the Song and Tang Dynasty and early Japanese techniques. The rich color of the red clay compliments the white glaze coating. Accents of Chinese Blue were painted in four spots on the rim. Influenced from Ming Dynasty Chinese forms. Measuring 2.5”h x 6.5”diameter.
Please Note: What appears to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.
During the 1920’s, Ben’s grandfather, Ben Owen Sr., was a potter at Jugtown Pottery. While there, extensive research was done by Jacque Busbee who created many of the colors for the pottery. The Dogwood White glaze was inspired by Chinese and Japanese white finishes for pottery with a thick coating that resembled icing on a cake. In 1928, the Busbees of Jugtown entered a vase, made by Ben Owen, in the Dogwood festival with this white glaze. The vase was awarded best in show and from that time forward, the vase was called the Dogwood Vase and the glaze named Dogwood White. This piece is stamped Ben Owen Master Potter.