Benjamin Owen IV (b. 2005), the youngest child of sixth-generation potter Ben Owen III, is a rising freshman at Uwharrie Charter Academy High School in Asheboro, NC. His current passions include playing basketball and studying trades and investment. While keeping tasks with his school assignments and earning his way through Boy Scouts to ultimately achieve the status of Eagle Scout, Benjamin enjoys turning clay on the wheel in his father’s studio. As a long-standing tradition in the Owen Family, creating with clay is a way for Benjamin to carry on his family’s legacy and connect with his roots. Benjamin’s work is featured in galleries such as the Mint Museum in Charlotte, NC as well as at the Golf Shop of the renowned Grandover Resort in Greensboro, NC.