Cream Pitcher

Made by Ben Owen, American, active 1923 - 1947, at Jugtown Pottery, Seagrove, North Carolina, 1922 - present.

Made in Seagrove, North Carolina, United States, North and Central America

c. 1930

Glazed stoneware

4 x 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches (10.2 x 10.8 x 8.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
American Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Bequest of F. Hesketh Wertham, 1987

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In search of new markets, potters from Pennsylvania, New York, and Virginia migrated to the Piedmont region of North Carolina, where rich desposits of clay were discovered in the early nineteenth century. They produced traditional forms and continued to use wood-fired kilns into the twentieth century. The Jugtown Pottery represents one of the last of these traditional potteries still producing wares in the South.