Tang Vase in Blue Microcrystalline 9"h

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Tang Vase in Blue Microcrystalline 9"h

195.00

This Blue Microcrystalline glaze is a newer glaze development including a mix of cobalt and iron pigments that offer a unique appeal. The variant blue crystal formations over a raw sienna background provides a landscape reminiscent of a rich desert skyline. The titanium and zinc oxide in the glaze, along with a slow-cooling process, give the right environment to form the crystals within the glaze. This glaze lends itself to create completely individualized pieces.
The form is influenced by the beautiful vases created during the Chinese Tang Dynasty. Fully functional as well as decorative, this piece will be appreciated by its recipient and will make a great conversation piece in the home or office. Measuring 9”h x 5.5” x 5.5”. Please note: What appears 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 render scenes similar to blue jellyfish floating in still blue waters, 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 promotes crystal development, while various pigments tint the crystals. We hope you enjoy this one-of-a-kind glaze!

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