The Nebular Purple glaze is a recent creation from experimenting with cobalt glazes in the wood kiln. The slow cooling of the kiln creates the micro-crystals on the surface.
Serving bowls have been a part of the home setting for thousands of years. Offering guests, family, or, friends a treat or special food dish has been a long-standing tradition across many cultures that continues today. An arrangement of fresh flowers inside this bowl also provides a welcomed visual offering to visitors to your home or office. Measuring 8.25”dia x 6"h.
Please Note: What appear to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.
Ben Owen Pottery developed the Micro-Crystal Glaze series over several years, manipulating materials with the potential to create unique surfaces and patterns that can be seen in nature. Some outcomes resemble lichen on stone or mold growth on wood. Other Micro-Crystal Glazes display similarities to a view of a collection of cells through a microscope, or, the majestic nebular formations telescopic images portray.
To achieve this rare find, the kiln temperature is meticulously controlled as it rises AND as it falls, to encourage micro-crystal growth at specific temperatures and render this stunning final product. The glaze is applied by carefully airbrushing multiple layers of complementary glazes. The presence of titanium- and zinc-rich ingredients promote crystal development. We hope you enjoy this one-of-a-kind glaze!
This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with the year made (2020).