A unique teapot design influenced by Ben’s time in Japan. Ben only makes these occasionally due to the time and process to make the post and lintel handle design. The glaze is a blend of cobalt, iron, mica enriched clay, and, applied ash. Measuring 9”l x 6”w x 9.5”h.
Please Note: What appears to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.
While Ben III was in college in the 1990s, he was introduced to a spraying technique with an air-driven spray gun to build up layers of glazes on the clay surface. With some experimenting, he was able to create a variety of finishes using accents of three or four different colors and using an ash glaze as a top coat to blend or bleach the underlying colors. Some finishes are a base of iron yellow with cobalt blue or copper green covering with orange to silver developing from the overlapping colors. An ash glaze is applied as a final coat to the pot to create a layered effect. Each pot is unique.
This piece is hand-signed by Ben Owen III with year made (2020).