“Legacy of the North Carolina Face Jug” will be held July 29-Aug. 9 in the Burroughs Wellcome Gallery in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center at ECU.
The exhibit examines the works of 26 of North Carolina’s most renown face jug potters and face jug pottery families. Early creations by Burlon Craig, Louis Brown and M.L. Owen inspired future generations to continue turning the mystical face jug, becoming an icon of southern folk art.
A collection of the artists' work has never been displayed together at one time until this exhibition.
It is curated by Jody Stouffer, a master’s degree candidate in art education.
An art teacher for 19 years, Stouffer teaches visual art and ceramics at Lee County High School in Sanford. He developed a love for face jugs in the mid ’90’s after interning with Catawba Valley Potter Richard Kale.
A reception will be held 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2. The exhibit will be open 8 a.m.-5 p.m. Monday through Friday.
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