Juliana Owen (b. 2002), the second daughter of sixth-generation potter Ben Owen III, has been playing in clay since she was very small. Juliana began selling her work in our retail store around 13 years old. She also enjoys creating sculptural clay work. Juliana is a rising senior at Uwharrie Charter Academy High School. Earning the title of Miss Central Carolina’s Outstanding Teen in 2018, Juliana’s creativity and aptitude provide a strong platform for her to experience many facets of life. While enjoying tennis as a sport, developing her strong skills in marketing and business through extracurricular events, and furthering her education through classes at both UCAHS and the Randolph Community College, Juliana balances a full schedule of classes alongside personal enrichment activities. In her spare time, Juliana enjoys turning clay at the wheel alongside her father, Ben Owen III. This shared time together provides a space for Juliana to express her artistic nature while sharing her family’s long-standing tradition of creating with clay.