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Covered Jar


Benjamin W. Owen lll (American, 1968 - present)

Ben Owen III learned to turn pots from his grandfather, Ben Owen, Sr., who was the first “master potter” of Jugtown Pottery in Seagrove. He also studied ceramics at East Carolina University, and in Tokoname, Japan. He now operates Ben Owen Pottery on the site where his grandfather’s Old Plank Road Pottery once stood, just outside Seagrove.

Place object was created: Seagrove, NC

stoneware, salt glaze

Measurements:    height: 20 inches    width: 16 inches    depth: 16 inches

Gift of the Artist in memory of his grandfather, on the occasion of the inaugural opening of the Mint Museum of Craft + Design 1998.125A-B © Ben Owen III 1998

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