Tuesday, 16 August 2016

George Ohr: The Mad Potter Of Biloxi

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George Ohr was born in Biloxi, Mississippi, on July 12, 1857. He tried his hand at various trades before he became interested in ceramics in 1879. Ohr studied the potter's trade with Joseph Meyer in New Orleans.

A notable feature of Ohr's pottery is its thin walls, metallic glazes, and twisted, pinched shapes; to this day, few potters have been able to replicate them using a pottery wheel, which is how George Ohr made his works.

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