Billy Ray Hussey grew up across the road from Owens Pottery, where he watched his great-uncle, Melvin Lee Owens, turn wares. In 1986 Hussey established his own pottery, where he uses local clay fired in a wood-burning kiln. He is best known for his sculptures, which are in the folk tradition and often humorous.
Place object was created: Moore Co., NC
earthenware, lead glaze, manganese glaze, copper oxide glaze
Measurements: height: 13.75 inches width: 7 inches depth: 18.75 inchesGift of the Artist 1997.102 © Billy Ray Hussey 1997
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