This Alabama Maker is molding a family tradition in Bibb County

Miller's Pottery traces its lineage to Mobile in the 1830s and now has six generations of potters. (Mark Sandlin / Alabama NewsCenter)


Not many families have their own entry in the Encyclopedia of Alabama –  but the history of Steve Miller’s folks take up a couple of pages. That’s because they’ve been making some of the South’s best pottery for more than 150 years right here in Bibb County Alabama.

The Millers sell their products on Steve’s Facebook page, in their studio (still on Highway 5), and at craft fairs such as Kentuck. They’ve exhibited their works at galleries around the state, and at the Smithsonian’s American Folk Festival in Washington, D.C., and the Alabama Clay Conference in Birmingham.

Bibb County is proud to be home to Alabama’s oldest family folk pottery tradition.

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David Daniel, 67, is a resident of Bibb County and lives in Centreville. In 1982 David, with the help of wife Karen, designed and built the first Cable TV system in Bibb County which served all municipalities in the county. In 11/03/2008, David co-authored a book on behalf of the Centreville Historic Preservation Commission called "Bibb County", Images of America, ISBN: 9780738567297. More than 109 families and individuals contributed to this community effort. Daniel enjoys spending time with his wife and grandchildren and he enjoys working with local history enthusiasts.