Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Ugly Jugs, Face Jugs, Face Pots

Advanced 3D Art



This is your next project. You will make a pot with a face on it. These types of pots have been known as Face Pots, Face Jugs, Ugly Jugs, and sometimes as Voodoo Jugs. Although pots with faces on them go back to ancient times in a number of places around the world, in America, these pots are mainly associated with African-American potters in the American South. The exact origin of these pots is not fully known, but seem to originate with African-American slaves prior to the Civil War.



It is possible that in a tradition brought over from Africa, ugly jugs were made to scare away evil spirits from peoples' graves. They were also apparently used to store "moonshine" whiskey-- putting an ugly face on a liquor jug could have been meant to scare children and keep them away from the whiskey. Whatever the reason, these jugs present a unique means of expression for the potter. Artists in the south and elsewhere have continued to create this type of work up to the present day.



Your assignment for today:

1. Go to the website below, and read the article titled History of the African-American Face Jug, by potter Jim McDowell.

http://www.blackpotter.com/

2. Search for images of ugly jugs by using google image search or something similar. Make a comment on this blog post, and provide links to the images that you want the teacher to see. You must provide at least three images; four or five would be even better. Make sure that you put your name on your comment-- if there is no name, you will not receive credit.

19 comments:

anthony said...

Caitlin DeMara


http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_gYjnuR9vAa8/Sc-giUS28rI/AAAAAAAAAFk/JhHu5WArMFM/s400/3.jpg
it's a carrot!

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_d_qMo4ImpiY/SBFWz_i1tfI/AAAAAAAAAuM/QQUZCCmmZOg/s320/ugly%2Bjugs.jpg

http://www.sallyweekes.com/tl_files/products/four%20face%20plant%20pots/4-face-plant-pots-3.jpg

http://lh6.ggpht.com/_6rShYmUFSV4/Rndst7APVoI/AAAAAAAAASs/kKnAAd8tRp8/CONFUSION---IRAQ-WAR.jpg
**** this one is the coolest.

anthony said...

Kayla Friess

http://redtreetimes.files.wordpress.com/2009/06/face-jug-wayne-hewell-swirl.jpg

http://www.ceramicstoday.com/potw/images/martin_bros2.jpg

http://hobsoncreekstudios.com/resources/_wsb_241x227_J048+Face+Jug+blue+runs.jpg

http://mintwiki.pbworks.com/f/1981.107.9.JPG

anthony said...

http://deepfriedkudzu.com/hello/305195/1024/DSC09937-2006.12.06-06.26.29.jpg

http://knittingmillantiques.com/uploadedfiles/Image/facejugs-09.jpg

http://franksullivanpottery.com/images/lanierburtonjug.jpg

http://www.mainstreetgallery.net/Flowers60806_UpsideDowFaceJug_10x6.5x8.jpg

Anthony B. >:3

anthony said...

http://www.kinsmanwholesale.com/images/LFSET-large.jpg

http://outofmymind.me.uk/USERIMAGES/leaf%20face%20pot(1).jpg

http://www.abbey-reclamation.co.uk/images/terra%20wall%20face%20pot.JPG

~Lindsey Burcar

anthony said...

joe humphreys

http://www.groundhogpottery.net/images/fj_3_face_3.jpg

http://trailerparkbarbie.files.wordpress.com/2009/03/arethajug.jpg

http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2007/09/06/arts/20070907MODE_190p.jpg

anthony said...

http://fineartamerica.com/images-small/ahriman-as-face-jug-stephen-hawks.jpg

http://www.groundhogpottery.net/FACE_JUGS.php

Nina

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anthony said...

kurt brush
i like this site( favorite picture is in site )
because of the different whacky potts they have. http://turkeymerck.com/

JazzyPhe said...

Jazmine Hill:
ceramicstoday.com
This one is more cute from a lot of the others

franksullivanpottery.com
It's very realistic art, of a face.

The most creative one of the day, Makes you kinda evil!turkeymerck.com

anthony said...

Kyle Smith
i like this 1 because it is completely unique.
http://www.face-jugs.com/files/images/face-jug-iguana.jpg
i like this 1 because they incorporated metal into the pot and it still acheived its goal.
http://www.wildmud.com/ebay/28a.jpg
i enjoyed this 1 because it kinda looks like my great great grandfather.
http://folkpotterybyhueyandanne.com/FaceIndian.JPG
...............TIM
http://hobsoncreekstudios.com/resources/_wsb_241x227_J048+Face+Jug+blue+runs.jpg

anthony said...

Emma Jeffrey

http://acalbright.com/images/albrightuglyjug.png

http://www.outsiderfolkart.com/visual-search/gallery/folk-art/folk-art-large/pottery/face-jugs/john-brock/jbrck1.jpg

http://www.starmountainpottery.com/images/DSC_00325.jpg

anthony said...

Madeline Toro


http://www.ceramicstoday.com/potw/images/martin_bros2.jpg


http://www.acalbright.com/images/albrightuglyjug.png


http://www.sallyweekes.com/tl_files/products/four%20face%20plant%20pots/4-face-plant-pots-3.jpg


http://tonysplace.us/DSCF0814.JPG


http://daphne.palomar.edu/scrout/ams100/images/435McDowell.jpg

anthony said...

http://www.kinstonpress.com/kinston_gaz/pottery.htm

www.pawprintpottery.biz/.../three_face_jugs.jpg

www.mentalfloss.com/blogs/archives/7514

www.neatorama.com/2007/08/30/worlds-ugliest-jugs/

www.amerifolk.com/pottery/FaceJugs/index.php

Rebecca Reichenbach

anthony said...

Tachae

http://joshboock.com/animalpots.aspx


http://folkpotterybyhueyandanne.com/FaceJugs.htm

Alex said...

Alexandra Kosut

http://boannapottery.com/v1/images/stories/face_jugs/resized064.jpg

http://mabryonline.org/blogs/evans/IMG_9884.jpg

http://www.watttford.net/Quickstart/ImageLib/face_jug_1.JPG

http://theapple.monster.com/nfs/theapple/photos/0000/8625/Picture_1.png

anthony said...

Shannon Vorus

http://images.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://image24.webshots.com/24/0/33/51/101403351hLuhYG_ph.jpg&imgrefurl=http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/1101403351049758998hLuhYG&usg=__ane7NjJ40v43vTRi-YhDPsGXtoY=&h=600&w=449&sz=29&hl=en&start=89&um=1&tbnid=ldHv-6GVl1pN9M:&tbnh=135&tbnw=101&prev=/images%3Fq%3Danimal%2Bface%2Bjugs%26ndsp%3D20%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DN%26start%3D80%26um%3D1

this is so cute

http://ny-image0.etsy.com/il_430xN.48139800.jpg

this is kewl

http://image09.webshots.com/9/0/42/18/101404218RYpAYP_ph.jpg

this is so ugly

anthony said...

http://www.davethepotter.ca/blog/images_10/face_pot_male2.jpg

http://www.giftandcollectibles.com/catalog/images/detail/24019_d.jpg

http://ediblecrafts.craftgossip.com/files/2009/07/watermelonsmiley.jpg

http://www.mailboxesandstuff.com/images/One%20more%20pot.jpg

anthony said...

Chris Rudko

http://knittingmillantiques.com/uploadedfiles/Image/facejugs-10.jpg

http://www.rollerrest.com/images/face1206b.jpg

http://www.kinsmanwholesale.com/images/LFSET-large.jpg

chris rudko

anthony said...

celia eddy

http://fineartamerica.com/images-medium/lion-face-jug-stephen-hawks.jpg

http://www.visitsoutherncomfort.com/images/NOGA04Whistling%20jug%20for%20xmas.jpg

http://www.briandedmond.com/yahoo_site_admin/assets/images/Face_Jugs.94120642.JPG