George Ohr, the “Mad Potter of Biloxi,” Mississippi, operated his own art pottery from about 1883 to 1909. Ohr’s eccentric pottery style was reflected in his freeform pieces, which were formed from twisted, folded, and crimped clay. He also made realistic hats, animals, and houses that were inkwells or whimsies. Pots were decorated with folded clay snakes and lizards. Glazes were usually flowed on, and flaws were common.

George E. Ohr (1857-1918)

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