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Ben Owen Pottery

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Anyone who loves pottery must visit this gallery, workshop, and huge wood fired kilns. If you're... read more

Reviewed 8 November 2018
maas_johnf
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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We visited the Ben Owen studio during American Craft week and were treated to a throwing... read more

Reviewed 22 October 2017
Catherine M
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Ben Owen III is a potter from Seagrove, North Carolina. His forefathers came to NC from England as early as the late 1700s to ply their craft and furnish storage jars and other utilitarian wares to early settlers. Like his grandfather, Ben III’s...more
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105 Bens Pl, Seagrove, NC 27341-8659
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Reviewed 8 November 2018

Anyone who loves pottery must visit this gallery, workshop, and huge wood fired kilns. If you're looking for something of great value in North Carolina, this is the place. On the day we visited, Ben Owen III was giving a demonstration to pottery student from...More

Date of experience: November 2018
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Reviewed 25 June 2018

When walking into their store it is like walking into a museum of the history of hand made and locally made pottery. In fact, they have a small museum showing some of their past successes - striking creations indeed. We've been visiting Ben's for many...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We visited the Ben Owen studio during American Craft week and were treated to a throwing demonstration. He threw 3 different pieces and provided tips. It was basically a master class. His work is amazing. Some of his pieces are over 3 feet tall. They...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 15 October 2017

Ben Owen Pottery has great pottery. There is a small museum when you first enter the shop. Then you can browse all the gorgeous pieces, the colors are so vibrant. He uses many different glazes in his work. He did some demonstrations at the pottery...More

Date of experience: October 2017
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Reviewed 18 June 2017

The family has been making pottery for at least 4 generations. In addition to traditional forms, they sell work reflecting an Asian influence. Ben is famous for his China red glaze, but his others are, in my opinion, as interesting. There is also an attached...More

Date of experience: June 2017
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Reviewed 17 April 2017

Beautiful gallery with great selection of Ben Owen's pottery. Had a great visit with Ben as he worked on a piece in his studio. Staff are friendly and very helpful.

Date of experience: October 2016
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Reviewed 23 November 2016

Ben Owen Pottery is just beautiful. Love the red he uses. So excited that he was at the pottery wheel when we arrived. Such a wonderful man - so pleasant and easy to talk to. Great location and such a great little town if you...More

Date of experience: November 2016
Thank Stephanie G
Reviewed 27 April 2016

We visited during a kiln opening, it was awesome. Ben was working on so every large pots. While he was working he was incrediblely gracious, answered people's questions and continued to work on his piece. All his folks are well educated about his work and...More

Date of experience: April 2016
Thank kt t
Reviewed 15 December 2015

beautiful gallery with all price points covered. The potters there are helpful and will make great recommendtions. A must see!

Date of experience: December 2015
Thank KATHLEEN E
Reviewed 15 September 2015

Off NC 705, but easy to reach and worth the search. Good variety of styles and other artistic finds on site. Also read about the history of the family in the pottery industry.

Date of experience: September 2015
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