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Ian Beniston

Olive Dish - Copper Red

Regular price $28 AUD
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Dimensions: 4cmH x 13cmD

Hand thrown ceramics

Ian’s specialty and passion is for the rare and visually stunning Copper Red glaze. Copper Red pottery, also known as ‘ox blood’ or Sang de Bouef, gets its name from its glossy, rich, blood red appearance. Copper red glazes are among the most beautiful glazes in the ceramics world. The effect is produced by a method of firing that incorporates copper and was first discovered by the Chinese of the Ming dynasty, probably during the reign of Wanli (1573–1620). 35) – Encyclopaedia Britannica. Why are Copper Reds so valued? The copper red glaze is incredibly difficult to perfect. To produce consistent high quality copper red pieces is complex. The reason is all due to the kiln. Copper reds will only work in a reduction environment. If the kiln is not reduced (of oxygen) at the right time or evenly, the results can range from failure, to patchy, to exceptionally beautiful. As the throwing and glazing process is all hand done there are unique variations in each individual piece. If you would like photos of each piece available please contact the gallery.