February - Intro to Pottery - Face Jugs


In recognition of Black History, local potter James Allen, Jr., will give a lecture and workshop highlighting the history of the face jug—a vessel initially created by Black American Slaves at Edgefield, South Carolina plantations in the second half of the 19th century. Jars and jugs of assorted sizes featured these humanoid forms, which conveyed sadness, confusion, humor, or anger. During this time, however, Black American Slaves were forbidden to write, so there are no known records left by them that explain the face jug's meaning or purpose. Due to this, the face jug is considered a type of Southern Folk Art invented by White potters of the Carolinas circa two hundred years ago, after they adopted the form. So, please join us at the Innovation Hub and learn to craft your own face jug and celebrate its true American history.

Non-Members: 150
Members: 120
Class dates: February 3, 10, 17, 24
Thursdays • 5:30-7:30PM
Program Type Adult Programs
Program Subcategory Art
Program Code February
Online Registration Yes
Enrollment Begin Date 1/10/2022
Enrollment End Date 2/1/2022 12:00 AM
Instructor(s)
James Allen
Gender Any Gender
Enrollment Minimum 4
Maximum 8
Grade Minimum -
Maximum -
Age Minimum 18
Maximum -