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November 1997

Billy R. Hussey (American, 1955 - present)

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 inches

Gift of the Artist 1997.102

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