As part of the Celebration of Seagrove Potters Spring Kiln Opening taking place at individual pottery shops, we have unloaded a great firing of Chinese Blue from the groundhog kiln today and have posted some of the pots on our website. We will have the opening tomorrow (Friday) and Saturday beginning at 10am-5pm. We will have a preview in person between 9am-9:50am Friday. To view some of the work online go to the Chinese Blue page of our website. We look forward to seeing you this weekend!
Ben Owen III (B. 1968) has made pottery for sale since he was 13 years old at the site where his grandfather and father established the Old Plank Road Pottery in the Seagrove area of Piedmont North Carolina in 1959. He worked at the potter's wheel during high school and in the early 1990s while in college. He produced work in the shapes, glazes and traditions of his grandfather. As he grew older and more experienced, he traveled in the US attending workshops and conferences.
He also traveled abroad, to Japan, Australia, New Zealand and to Europe and recently to China where he diversified his experience while taking advantage of an exchange program and visiting local artist.