Harrison County

STEAMpunk potter ahead of his time at Ohr

John Fitzhugh

Sun Herald


Potter Steve Barney of Bay St. Louis uses his head to shape a bowl on an upside-down potter's wheel at the Ohr-O'Keefe Museum of Art in Biloxi on Saturday Jan. 30, 2015. Barney was giving a preview of The STEAMpunk Pottery Project which he said was inspired by George Ohr's desire to entertain while creating his pottery. The Rube Goldberg-style contraption will premiere at the museum on March 5. It will be based at the museum and will make promotional visits to special events. Look for more on Barney in next Sunday's Sun Herald.