Rice Bowl #1 in Frogskin, 4.5"dia. (Ben Owen Sr.)
Rice Bowl #1 in Frogskin, 4.5"dia. (Ben Owen Sr.)
Rice Bowl #1 in Frogskin, 4.5"dia. (Ben Owen Sr.)
Rice Bowl #1 in Frogskin, 4.5"dia. (Ben Owen Sr.)
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Rice Bowl #1 in Frogskin, 4.5"dia. (Ben Owen Sr.)

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   This Rice Bowl in Teadust glaze was made by Ben Owen Sr. circa the 1960s at Old Plank Road Pottery, now known as Ben Owen Pottery.  A lovely piece of North Carolina history!  The perfect size for a candy dish, serving peanuts, or to hold your keys and/or jewelry. Measuring 4.5”dia. x 1.75”h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.

   Teadust is a glaze that Chinese potters created while accidentally over-firing earthenware red pots and melting the clay to a puddle.  With experimentation, these potters eventually developed glazes from testing these ingredients to produce a black glaze.  A satin to matte finish is created from the crystals on the surface. If it is allowed to cool quickly the finish will be a solid glossy black.  If it was placed in a salt-firing atmosphere it would be olive green (Frogskin).

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