Ben Owen Pottery, Inc.

“Multi-generational Pottery established in 1959. Traditional and Contemporary Pottery Style. ”

[...My grandfather, Ben Owen Sr. often said, “Each pot is a sketch for the next one.” The continuing challenge in clay is to learn more from what we make each day. Our hope is that the future of clay in the Seagrove area will nuture this vision....]

Ben Owen III has been a potter for over 40 years in the Seagrove Area.  The Owen family continues a multi-generational pottery tradition working with native materials.  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 pottery reflects a foundation in traditional designs alongside Asian influences. Come visit our Retail Store located 7 miles southeast of Seagrove, NC


105 Bens Pl
Seagrove, NC 27341



Regular Hours:

11am-5pm Wed-Sat
Closed December 24-31.
Closed January
Closed the week of July 4th



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Benjamin Owen IV

Ben Owen III at work in his studio on Wednesday, January 8, 2014, in Seagrove, N.C. JERRY WOLFORD

His forefathers came to North Carolina from England as early as the late 1700s to ply their craft and furnish storage jars and other utilitarian wares for the early settlers. Ben's grandfather, master potter Ben Owen, Sr., admired early oriental pottery displayed in museums and collections and translated those works into his own style of pottery. Ben the III's work was influenced by his grandfather at an early age. He studied pottery as an apprentice with his grandfather and later at East Carolina University. Like his grandfather, Ben III's pottery reflects a foundation of traditional designs as well as oriental translations. In later years, he traveled around the US attending workshops and conferences and abroad to Japan, Australia, New Zealand, Europe and recently to China where he diversified his experience while taking advantage of an exchange program and visiting local artists.

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Making pottery by Ben Owen III