Pear Vase in Dogwood White 7.5"h

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Pear Vase in Dogwood White 7.5"h

135.00

The Pear Vase is a classic shape that reflects an organic approach to form. Ben III often discovers inspiration for his pieces from nature while reflecting on his grandfather’s advice of, “Keep it simple.” With an understated elegance, this Pear Vase provides a gentle framework for displaying the traditional Dogwood White glaze. The thickness of the glaze resembles the effect of icing on a cake. The scalloped design on the base is influenced from techniques seen in early Chinese glazed pottery during the Song and Tang Dynasty in early Japanese techniques. The rich color of the red clay enhances the white glaze coating. Fully functional, this vase is dishwasher safe and works well with fresh flowers. Sure to be a favored piece in the home or a treasured gift. Measuring 7.5”h x 5.5” & 1.25” aperture.
Please note: What appears to be white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.

During the 1920’s, Ben’s grandfather, Ben Owen Sr., was a potter at Jugtown Pottery. While there, extensive research was done by Jacque Busbee who created 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 resembled 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 show and from that time forward, the vase was called the Dogwood Vase and the glaze named Dogwood White. This glaze works well for weddings and for a display of flowers.

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