Ben Owen III

Represented at Pucker Gallery since 2014

BORN: 1968 in Asheboro, North Carolina
RESIDES: Seagrove, North Carolina

Ben Owen III is an American studio potter working in Seagrove, North Carolina. Born into a traditional pottery family, he was first introduced to clay by his grandfather when he was eight years old. Owen's natural talent and unusual level of interest led to an apprenticeship with his grandfather and father at age thirteen. Through high school, he carefully studied the shapes, glazes, and traditions of the Owen aesthetic and learned to appreciate the history and legacy of generations of craft. Owen’s works are included in numerous museum collections including the Smithsonian Museum in Washington, DC, the International Folk Art Museum in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and the Mint Museum of Craft and Design in Charlotte, North Carolina. Over the past decade, Owen has worked with designers and collectors to create custom works installed in a series of premier hotels and public spaces including the Ritz Carlton Hotel in Tokyo, Japan. He has received many awards and honors, including being named a North Carolina Living Treasure in 2004, and induction into the North Caroliniana Society.

 

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HISTORY: The Evolution of the Human Being and Clay Together

     Ben Owen III  Bottle, patina green glaze  Stoneware, wood fired 30 x 16 x 16" BO94

Ben Owen III
Bottle, patina green glaze
Stoneware, wood fired
30 x 16 x 16"
BO94

     Ben Owen III  Bottle, blue stardust glaze  Porcelain 9.5 x 6 x 6" BO44

Ben Owen III
Bottle, blue stardust glaze
Porcelain
9.5 x 6 x 6"
BO44

     Ben Owen III  Edo jar, ash glaze  Porcelain 12.5 x 7.25 x 7.25" BO73

Ben Owen III
Edo jar, ash glaze
Porcelain
12.5 x 7.25 x 7.25"
BO73

     Ben Owen III  Edo jar, Chinese blue and red glaze  Porcelain 12.5 x 7.25 x 7.25" BO78

Ben Owen III
Edo jar, Chinese blue and red glaze
Porcelain
12.5 x 7.25 x 7.25"
BO78

     Ben Owen III  Genie bottle, Chinese red glaze  Earthenware 45 x 21.5 x 21.5" BO35

Ben Owen III
Genie bottle, Chinese red glaze
Earthenware
45 x 21.5 x 21.5"
BO35