Here sits George Ohr in his studio in Biloxi, MS, in 1901 surrounded by all his vessels.
George Edgar Ohr (July 12, 1857 – April 7, 1918) was an American ceramic artist, often dubbed the "Mad Potter of Biloxi." Born in Biloxi, Mississippi, Ohr is best known for his innovative and eccentric pottery that broke away from the traditional forms and techniques of his time. Though he was not highly recognized during his lifetime, his work has since gained significant attention and appreciation, positioning him as a forerunner in the modernist art movement within the context of American ceramics. Read his fascinating history here.