A great serving bowl for food, and, a perfect display for floating flowers on a table. The Dogwood White is a thicker glaze application on the surface giving the look of icing on a cake. The scalloped design on the base is influenced by techniques seen in early Chinese glazed pottery during the Song and Tang Dynasties and early Japanese techniques. The rich color of the red clay compliments the white glaze coating.
The ribbed lines along the body of this vase are one of Ben’s newer designs. The vase is thrown on the wheel and then later altered with 5 vertical ribs created by pressing into the clay with his fingers. The clay is allowed to dry for about an hour, depending on the weather, and then the form is altered.
Both dishwasher- and microwave-safe, you’re sure to enjoy this lovely bowl daily. Measuring 8.25”dia. x 3.25"h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.
During the 1920s, Ben’s grandfather, Ben Owen Sr., was a potter at Jugtown Pottery. While there, Jacque Busbee did extensive research to create 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 resembles 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 the show and from that time forward, the vase was called the Dogwood Vase and the glaze named Dogwood White. This glaze works well for weddings and flower displays.
This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (2021).