Melvin Lee Owens learned to turn pottery from his father, James Henry Owen. When Melvin took over his fathers shop, he changed its name to M.L. Owens Pottery, adding an s to the family name. Five of Melvins children became potters.
Place object was created: Moore Co., NC
Measurements: height: 8 inches width: 5.375 inchesGift of the Mint Museum Auxiliary and Daisy Wade Bridges from the Collection of Walter and Dorothy Auman H1983.190.221
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