Ben Owen III is a potter from Seagrove, North Carolina. His forefathers came to North Carolina from England as early as the late 1700s to ply their craft and furnish storage jars and other utilitarian wares for the early settlers. Ben's grandfather, master potter Ben Owen, Sr., admired early oriental pottery displayed in museums and collections and translated those works into his own style of pottery. Ben the III's work was influenced by his grandfather at an early age. He studied pottery as an apprentice with his grandfather and later at East Carolina University. Like his grandfather, Ben III's pottery reflects a foundation of traditional designs as well as oriental translations. In later years, he traveled around the US attending workshops and conferences and abroad to Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and recently to China where he diversified his experience while taking advantage of an exchange program and visiting local artists.
We hope you enjoy looking around and learning more about Ben's tradition in clay as well as info about our kiln openings.
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