J. B. OWENS POTTERY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. EDWARD COUNCIL
April 30−August 8, 2015
This exhibition features a selection of the finest American Art Pottery produced by the J. B. Owens Pottery Company from the collection of Dr. Edward Council. His interest and fascination with this Zanesville manufacturer began in 1986 while attending a pottery auction with his father. Nearly three decades later, Dr. Council’s collection has grown to include 1,300 rare and unique examples created between the company’s inception in 1885, through 1907, when art pottery production ceased.
Through exhaustive research into the J.B. Owens Pottery Company, the man behind the company, John Owens, and the wares made almost exclusively for American consumers, Dr. Council has identified seventy unique pottery lines and discovered unmarked ware that, until recently, have been misattributed to other regional producers.