Travis Owens - Teapot in Salted Ash White Glaze
4.75"w x 3"d x 3.5"h
Travis Owens grew up making pots with his family at Jugtown Pottery in Moore County, NC. He began making pots at an early age, learning from his parents, much the way his family has passed down the craft for over 150 years. As is important with all Jugtown pots, Travis’s pieces use local clays and glazes, all of which are formulated at Jugtown. Travis’s pieces have their own unique style, which draw from the historic forms of his family, as well as the repertoire of classic shapes Jugtown is known for. Form is very important in Travis’s work, along with glazes and firing techniques that pair well with and accentuate the pots.
Travis graduated from NC State University College of Design with a Bachelor’s in Art + Design. He has given talks about Jugtown and his family’s legacy to many groups around the country and enjoys helping people learn about the wonderful legacy that Jugtown continues.
*Teapots that are sold must remain on display in the gallery as part of the exhibit until the show closes on September 10, 2020. After the show closes, teapots will be carefully packed and shipped by September 26 or available for pick-up at the gallery.
About National Teapot Show XII
May 20 - September 10, 2023
Cedar Creek Gallery's National Teapot Show XII is an invitational event featuring teapots crafted by artists from across North America. More than 200 hand-crafted teapots created using a broad range of materials - including pottery, glass, wood, fiber, and mixed media.
Teapots in the show come in all shapes and sizes! Some are functional - just right for your daily cup of tea, while others are created as sculptural teapots.
Every teapot in the show is available for purchase.