Miller’s Pottery

Dallas County


Francis Lacoste came from France on ship to Mobile Bay in the early 1800s. His daughter married Abraham Miller and the pottery moved north by horse and wagon in the 1880s to its present location in central Alabama. This is where the 5th and 6th generation craftsmen still carry on this old fashion method of producing wheel thrown stoneware pottery. Every piece is a collectible, one of a kind.

The Miller family pottery history has been documented on film, in book, magazines and newspapers. The family has also demonstrated their craft in several shows including the American Folk Festival at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D. C., the Alabama Clay Conference, and in gallery exhibits.

Allen Ham is a sixth generation potter and the youngest member of the Ham-Miller family of potters. He was trained mainly in his grandfather, Hendon Miller’s shop in Brent and was one of the primary turners at Miller Pottery after Hendon’s death.

Often using ash glaze clay from Perry County, each piece is made by hand as it has been for 6 generations with the same local clay source. Products are microwave, conventional oven and dishwasher safe. 

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Small Pitcher pottery, ceramics, pitcher, clay, ceramic pitcher, allen ham
Small Pitcher Price: $28.50
Availability: In Stock
Item #: 9672 -

This small Allen Ham pitcher is 6 inches tall, has a circumference of 5.5 inches, and a width of 7.5 inches including the handle. It is signed by the artist. 

Ceramic Tea Pot pottery, ceramics, tea pot, ceramic tea pot, pottery tea pot
Ceramic Tea Pot Price: $71.00
Availability: In Stock
Item #: 1640 -

This ceramic tea pot, handcrafted by artist Allen ham, glazed in a muted green, would be perfect for serving a hot cup of tea or displaying on your shelf. It measures approximately 5" tall, 6.25" including the lid, 4" at the base, about 6" diameter at the middle, and is 10" from handle to spout.

Scalloped Edge Vase Allen Ham, pottery, black belt treasures, vase, handmade, folk art,
Scalloped Edge Vase Price: $65.00
Availability: In Stock
Item #: 3074 -

Vases are a piece of pottery that is hard to make perfect, yet Allen Ham makes a vase that is so close to perfection.  It is 9"x7" and has a scalloped detail around the mouth.  The vase is a traditional terracotta color with a smooth glaze. Allen Ham: Scalloped Edge Vase; 9"x7"

Leaf Plate allen ham, leaf plate, pottery leaf plate,
Leaf Plate Price: $42.95
Availability: In Stock
Item #: 9678 -

Allen Ham: Leaf Plate; signed by the artist