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Ben Owen Pottery

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We visited the Ben Owen studio during American Craft week and were treated to a throwing... read more

Reviewed 23 October 2017
Catherine M
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Ben Owen Pottery has great pottery. There is a small museum when you first enter the shop. Then you... read more

Reviewed 16 October 2017
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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 26 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

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Reviewed 23 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

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Reviewed 16 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

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Reviewed 19 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

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Reviewed 18 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.

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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

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Reviewed 28 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

Thank kt t
Reviewed 16 December 2015

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

Thank KATHLEEN E
Reviewed 16 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.

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Reviewed 8 August 2015 via mobile

We visited this business late on a Saturday afternoon and came away better educated on the pottery business but more importantly with a great appreciation for the skills and soul of an award winning potter that is Mr. Ben Long III, a third generation pottery...More

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