With an organic, from-the-Earth feel, this Lidded Pitcher is a traditional form that has been made for many generations. The Frogskin glaze is a traditional glaze that has been used for three generations in Ben’s family. Measuring 6“w x 8“h. Fully functional for everyday use.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.
Frogskin is the same glaze as a Teadust glaze but fired in the back of a salt glaze groundhog kiln where salt is added to the firing at the very end. The sodium in the salt reacts similarly to the way bleach works on clothing by bleaching the iron-rich glaze creating an olive green to mustard-colored finish with a glossy surface. Historically, Ben III’s family and many other potters in the Seagrove area became aware of natural clay from Albany, NY (known as Albany Slip) that could be used as a glaze by itself to produce this type of finish with the addition of salt thrown in the kiln at the end of the firing.
This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (1991) and is part of our "Pots From The Past" series.