Mug in Cobalt, Iron and Ash Glazes, 4"h (Ben Owen III)
Mug in Cobalt, Iron and Ash Glazes, 4"h (Ben Owen III)
Mug in Cobalt, Iron and Ash Glazes, 4"h (Ben Owen III)
Mug in Cobalt, Iron and Ash Glazes, 4"h (Ben Owen III)
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Mug in Cobalt, Iron and Ash Glazes, 4"h (Ben Owen III)

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   Great effects on this mug.  Wood-fired with iron and cobalt glazes added to the piece before loading into the kiln.  Measuring 5.75"l x 4.25"w x 4"h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.

   The Natural Ash Glaze is produced by relying on the wood-firing process as the glazing agent.  Most pieces dedicated to this glaze are placed in the kiln with little or no glaze applied to the exterior.  During the firing process, the wood is occasionally stirred in the firebox to give flight to the flakes of ash produced during the firing.  When these small flakes become airborne, they cling to the exposed areas of the pots and accumulate over a period of time.  As the kiln reaches about 2300 degrees Fahrenheit, the wood ash will liquefy and begin to run down the side of the pots, as if one had poured honey on the vase.

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