As Ben Owen III (1968- ) grew up around the pottery, he spent many afternoons with his grandfather and grandmother Lucille Owen. When “Little Ben” turned eight years old, Ben Sr. began to share his culture in and passion for clay with his grandson. Every day after school the child and his elder would visit this building and young Ben would try his hands at making a pot on the wheel. Each day offered a different lesson in clay and deepened the bond between grandfather and grandson.
The Owen home, which now houses it’s fourth generation of Owens, is located next door to the museum. Through the years, the home has been filled numerous times over with the art of the potters who have lived inside. Some of those treasured pots are in this room today. . . pots that young Ben perceived as a challenge to recreate in the likness of his forefathers’ work.