The better to see you with, my dear....from the tenderly twisted & immense imagination of Michael Ball. Love em or Hate em, Face Jugs bring out strong reactions in folks....but once we share the origin: to scare the children so they won't drink the hootch commonly stored within; at least there is an appreciation of the origin of this regional tradition. Cheers via American Folk Art & Framing - FB
Lanier Meaders and he was born in 1917, and he was the second son of Georgia potters Cheever and Arie Meaders. They became very famous in Georgia, and famous enough that in the 1960s, the Smithsonian traveled there to do a film on Cheever and Arie's work.
John Lewis Miles Pottery - Face Jug, ca. 1860–70 / Face jugs were made by African American slaves and freedmen working in potteries in the Edgefield District of South Carolina, an area of significant stoneware production in the nineteenth century. The distinctive features of the jugs, notably the kaolin inserts for the eyes, relate in style and material to ritualistic objects of the Congo and Angola region of western Africa, whence many slaves in South Carolina descended.