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circa 1970

Melvin L. Owens (American, 1917 - 2003)

Melvin Lee Owens learned to turn pottery from his father, James Henry Owen. When Melvin took over his father’s shop, he changed its name to M.L. Owens Pottery, adding an “s” to the family name. Five of Melvin’s children became potters.

Place object was created: Moore Co., NC


Measurements:    height: 8 inches    width: 5.375 inches

Gift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary and Daisy Wade Bridges from the Collection of Walter and Dorothy Auman H1983.190.221

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