George E. Ohr
American, 1857-1918
Collected by a major museum
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum

Ceramicist George Ohr was born to German immigrants in Biloxi, Mississippi in 1857, where he was trained by his father in blacksmithing. It wasn’t until 1879 when Ohr was invited to New Orleans, Louisiana to study traditional pottery techniques with his childhood friend Joseph Meyer, that his time working with …

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