This Square Shouldered Bowl is a unique style with a wide rim that is influenced by clay forms created in ancient Chinese culture.
The thick application of the Dogwood White glaze resembles the look of icing on a cake. The rich color of the red clay enhances the white glaze coating to create a striking color contrast.
The scalloped design on the base directly reflects the heavy Asian influence in Ben Owen Sr.’s form and design, a common theme in his body of work. The scalloped design is commonly seen in early Chinese glazed pottery during the Song and Tang Dynasties and early Japanese techniques.
A great bowl for a display for floating flowers on a table. You're sure to enjoy this lovely bowl daily! Measuring 6.75”dia. x 2.25"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 was named Dogwood White. This glaze works well for weddings and flower displays.
Made by Ben Owen Sr. circa the 1960s. Stamped "Master Potter Ben Owen".