Ben Owen III, North Carolina Pottery

Ben Owen III Egg Vase in Stardust Amber 1


Stardust Amber is a matte-crystal glaze that Ben Owen III developed over a 2-year span and approved for sale in 2012. The name is derived from the amazing photographs of actual stardust beamed back to Earth at the time from the Hubble Space Telescope. Stardust Amber works require a kiln temperature meticulously controlled to over 2,300° Fahrenheit, with specific rising and falling temperature rates to encourage micro-crystal growth and render this stunning final product. The glaze is applied by carefully airbrushing multiple layers of different glazes onto a piece. Titanium-rich ingredients in the glazes promote crystal development. Iron tints the crystals and develops the background color to amber.

  • Please Note: The appearance of white spots on the surface are reflections from photo lighting.
  • ~6" tall / ~1" mouth
  • This piece is hand signed by Ben Owen III with the year it was made