Vernon Owens

During a recent visit to Jugtown Pottery near Seagrove, North Carolina, I had the opportunity to watch traditional potter Vernon Owens at work at his wheel. Vernon started working at Jugtown in 1960, and he and his wife Pam have owned and run the pottery since 1983 with the help of their son Travis and daughter Bayle.

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(Photographs copyright 2023 by Dan Routh)