Happy New Year! Ben Owen Pottery retail store will be closed for the month of January. Customers are welcome to make an appointment to visit during this time. Call us at 336-879-2262. Ben will be rebuilding the small wood kiln and working on commission pieces for upcoming projects. We will reopen with normal business hours of 10am-5pm on February 3rd.
Ben Owen Pottery will close for Christmas December 24th-26th. We will re-open December 27th-31st (10am-5pm). Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Ben Owen Pottery will have a Holiday/Christmas kiln opening on December 3rd & 10th (10am-5pm) featuring a great assortment of glazes and styles for you holiday gift needs. A preview will be held 9am-9:50am and the sale beginning at 10am. Chinese Red, Ash Glaze, Stardust, Dogwood White, and other glazes will be featured for this event. A preview will be online on December 2nd after 6pm on the Kiln Opening Preview Page. Come visit to see the new work available and enjoy a cup of coffee and other tasty treats!
Ben Owen Pottery will be closed November 24th for Thanksgiving Day. Our retail store will be open November 25th-26th (10am-5pm) with new work available.
Ben Owen Pottery will be participating in the Celebration of Seagrove Potters 9th Annual Festival, in the historic Luck's Cannery in Seagrove. The event will be held Friday evening, November 18th through Sunday, November 20th, 2015. The Friday Gala will be from 6pm to 9pm and feature early buying opportunities, catered reception, live music and the collaborative auction. The Saturday show is from 9am to 6pm with demonstrations, children's hands-on activities and historical and educational talks. The Sunday show hours will be from 10am to 4pm. This is an all indoor event and promises to be a lot of fun!
More information can be found on the Celebration of Seagrove Potters website: http://www.celebrationofseagrovepotters.com/
Ben Owen III has been invited to participate in the 12th annual Potters Market Invitational at the Mint Museum of Art in Charlotte, NC, September 10, 2015. The Delhom Service League has invited 50 North Carolina potters to participate in this intimate selling event. The potters will have their work displayed under a large, spacious tent with plenty of room for potter enthusiasts to move around and view the ceramics.
"The Delhom League sponsors the annual Potters Market Invitational as a fund raiser for the Mint Museum of Art ceramics collection. By guaranteeing that buyers can find high quality wares at the Potters Market Invitational the Delhom League seeks to encourage popular support of North Carolina pottery. Monies raised will be dedicated to acquisitions and projects that further the study and appreciation of historical pottery and porcelain at the Mint Museum of Art."
For more informtion visit: http://www.mintmuseum.org/delhom-service-league.html
Ben Owen Pottery will be having a Kiln Opening on Saturday April 16th and Sunday April 17th, 2016 in conjunction with the Spring Kiln Opening weekend for many of the Seagrove Area Potters. We will have new work from a variety of kilns for this special weekend. The opening will be 10:00am to 5:00pm on Saturday. Sunday hours will be 12–5pm. A Preview of pottery will be on our website on April 15th after 6pm. The Seagrove Area Potters will be having the 8th Annual Kiln Opening all weekend. For more info and directions, go to www.DiscoverSeagrove.com
Ben will be featured in a new segment for “Pottery Live with Ben Owen III.” For a firsthand look at this hands-on art form famous in the Tar Heel state, join Ben Owen III during this live, annual event. UNC-TV’s Shannon Vickery welcomes this renowned artisan as he creates wondrous works of art while sharing the history behind this generations-old Carolina craft.
Pucker Gallery opening reception for an exhibition featuring the work of Ben Owen III.