Salt Glaze was first discovered by German potters in the late 14th and early 15th centuries. Due to the high firing temperatures, stoneware clays are required. The pieces can be handled and decorated with clay slips of many different colors, or glazed partially with Cobalt Blue Glaze. The surface may resemble the texture of an orange peel. This was an early glaze used by settlers during the 19th century in the Seagrove area. Many of the pieces Ben makes in the Salt Glaze are functional, even the more decorative large-scale pots.
Scroll down to see more examples of works glazed in Salt Glazes, and some examples of Cobalt Blue Glaze applied partially to one side of a Salt Glaze piece.