Nov 20

Celebration of Seagrove Potters - 2016

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:

10:00 am10:00

12th Annual Potters Market Invitational, Mint Museum of Art

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."

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A Vessel with a Purpose Workshop, Highlands, NC
Jul 29

A Vessel with a Purpose Workshop, Highlands, NC

  • The Bascom: Center for the Visual Arts

The Bascom Art Center will host a clay workshop with Ben Owen III July 24th–29th. The workshop will focus on pottery made on the wheel and other techniques for shaping and altering clay.  Many different functional and decorative styles will be made that have been a foundation in Ben’s family pottery and his studies while in college and abroad.  Some forms will be made in multiple pieces and assembled during the workshop. Attention to detail and the finishing of work will be discussed along with various approaches to glazing and firing techniques.  Slide presentations and video will be shown to describe some of his philosophy, design, and specific ways of processing pottery along with the pottery tradition in the historical Seagrove area of North Carolina.  Marketing and other aspects of representing one’s work will be discussed. Open discussion will be encouraged during this week long workshop, which is open to all levels. For more information, click here.

Apr 17

Spring Kiln Opening

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

Dynamic Color in Clay and Paint
6:00 pm18:00

Dynamic Color in Clay and Paint

  • Campbell House Gallery

A special exhibition of pottery and paintings by Ben Owen III and Fay Terry will be held at the Campbell House Gallery in Southern Pines, NC. Dynamic Color In Clay and Paint will be on exhibit April 1–29, 2016. A reception will held on Friday April 1st 6pm–8pm. Ben and Fay traveled to China with a special delegation in 2007 and were both inspired by Asian culture through the experience. A balance of new colors and designs have enhanced both artists work ever since. Come visit the show and meet the artists during the reception on April 1st. For more information, go to Campbell House Gallery.

Ben Owen III on UNC-TV 2016
8:00 pm20:00

Ben Owen III on UNC-TV 2016

  • UNC-TV

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.