Rice Bowl #3 in Chinese Blue, 4.25"dia. (Ben Owen Sr.)
Rice Bowl #3 in Chinese Blue, 4.25"dia. (Ben Owen Sr.)
Rice Bowl #3 in Chinese Blue, 4.25"dia. (Ben Owen Sr.)
Rice Bowl #3 in Chinese Blue, 4.25"dia. (Ben Owen Sr.)
Rice Bowl #3 in Chinese Blue, 4.25"dia. (Ben Owen Sr.)
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Rice Bowl #3 in Chinese Blue, 4.25"dia. (Ben Owen Sr.)

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   This Rice Bowl was made by Ben Owen Sr. circa the 1960s.  The accents to this glaze are achieved with smoke and flame contact with the surface.  The glaze is also lightly salted to bleach the glaze and create a blend of blue-green-copper red accents.  Measuring 4.25”dia. x 1.75”h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.

    The Chinese Blue Glaze is sought by collectors because of the variety of hues and variations of finish from each firing.  No two pieces develop exactly alike.  Each result is one-of-a-kind. 
   The color is achieved from several mixtures of copper in a glaze and fired to 2250°F.  This glaze was first developed at Jugtown Pottery in the 1930s.  After Jacques Busbee’s death, his wife Juliana requested that the glaze no longer be produced.  From different accounts and research, the recipe for the glaze was lost.  This glaze influenced Ben Owen Sr. when he established his own studio.  After many attempts to re-create the glaze, he developed a similar recipe that was then handed down through the generations and Ben Owen III continues with his version of the glaze.  

Made by Ben Owen Sr. circa the 1960s.  Stamped "Master Potter Ben Owen".