North Carolina face jugs headline exhibit

GREENVILLE, N.C. — From its creation in the mid 1800’s until present day, the southern potter has helped the mystical face jug survive and adapt as not only an original, utilitarian, artistic expression of its creator but as an icon in southern folk art.

The Burroughs Wellcome Gallery in the Jenkins Fine Arts Center on the campus of East

This example of North Carolina face jugs was made by Southern Comfort, an artisan's gallery. (Photo courtesy Southern Comfort)

This example of North Carolina face jugs was made by Southern Comfort, an artisan’s gallery. (Photo courtesy Southern Comfort)

Carolina University will present “Legacy of the North Carolina Face Jug” July 29 through August 9 with a reception to be held Friday, August 2 from 5-7pm. This exhibit will be a celebration of the Tarheel state’s most renowned face jug potters featuring pieces from 26 different face jug creators. A collection of their work has never been displayed together at one time until this exhibition.

This exhibition is being curated by Jody Stouffer, East Carolina University MAED in Art Education Candidate, as his final culminating project. The Burroughs Wellcome Gallery is open Monday through Friday from 8-5pm.

For more information call (252) 328-1287.

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