Wheel thrown, hand sculpted Face Jug. Just a friendly face to brighten your day. (FJ6)

Wheel thrown, hand sculpted Face Jug. Just a friendly face to brighten your day. (FJ6)

$125.00

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Handmade

Materials

stoneware, porcelain

Description

This Face Jug is made out of stoneware clay and was wheel thrown, sculpted, slip trailed, glazed and then fired to ^6 by Lucky Stradley (that would be me). Don't you just love the expressive eyes? I think they might just be the best quality. Face Jugs have a long and interesting history in the southern parts of the USA. This genre of Folk Art is highly collectible. This Face Jug could also be used as a bud vase. His name is "Shavar".

The tradition of pottery with faces dates back to Egyptian and Mesopotamian times and appears in many other cultures though out history. There are conflicting accounts, multiple stories, and varying theories about the 1st face jugs in the US. One account lists an unknown potter in Massachusetts as the creator of the 1st face jug in the US. Another account traces the 1st face jugs in the US to African slaves who worked on American plantations. One theory suggests that these early face jugs were used as grave markers by slaves. These jugs were supposed to ward off evil spirits. A South Carolina potter, who can trace his ancestors to slavery, states that "the idea was that the face jug would be ugly enough to scare the devil away from your grave so your soul could go to heaven."

It would certainly make a great piece to add to your collection (hint) or as a gift (hint).

This listing is for the actual item pictured here.
If there is a group photo, then it is just for size comparison.

Dimensions (approximate)
6 7/8" tall
4 3/4" wide

Someone please buy this piece. My husband says there are too many faces in our studio. It makes him nervous. And the neighbors (all 50 of them) keep asking..." When are you ever going to make something pretty?" I answer... "This is as pretty as it gets." If you are the one to adopt this cute fella, you will have Something Lucky.

Everything we sell is produced in our studio in Hubbell, NE (population...52). Every piece is an Original One OF A Kind.

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Meet your sellers

Lucky Stradley

Lucky Stradley

Owner of SomethingLucky13

Sales

6,612

On Etsy since

2012

Based in

Hubbell, Nebraska

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1,605 shop reviews 5 out of 5 stars

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Multiple people gave 5-star reviews to this shop in the past 7 days.

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Martha St. Pierre Sep 17, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Super cute. The teeth look so real. She is perfect sitting on my counter. Just what the kitchen needed. A little friendly face. Very well made and packaged well. Thank you,

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CATHRYN PETERSON Jun 27, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Lucky.. they are Soooooo adorable.. I Love my girlsLucky.. they are Soooooo adorable.. I Love my girls(shown with their older brother (my yarn bowl) brother and have them on top of their new home waiting to be filled... Will definitely order more as money will permit.. EVERYONE: These items are the coolest one of a kind and the seller is AWESOME!!!!! fast and safe shipping and delivery.. and have them on top of their new home waiting to be filled... Will definately order more as money will permit.. EVERYONE: These items are the coolest one of a kind and the seller is AWESOME!!!!! fast and safe shipping and delivery..

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CATHRYN PETERSON Jun 27, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

Lucky.. they are Soooooo adorable.. I Love my girls Lucky.. they are Soooooo adorable.. I Love my girls(shown with their older brother (my yarn bowl) brother and have them on top of their new home waiting to be filled... Will definitely order more as money will permit.. EVERYONE: These items are the coolest one of a kind and the seller is AWESOME!!!!! fast and safe shipping and delivery..and have them on top of their new home waiting to be filled... Will definately order more as money will permit.. EVERYONE: These items are the coolest one of a kind and the seller is AWESOME!!!!! fast and safe shipping and delivery..

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Susan LaBerge Sep 30, 2020

5 out of 5 stars

My large yarn bowl came well packaged and quickly. The attention to detail is great. The bowl is just as it was pictured. I was checked out this website after watching Fiber Spider's video opening his yarn bowl and how impressed he was with his purchase. I am equally impressed.

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