Face jugs originated in the south during the 1800s. It is thought that they originally were made by African American potters as grave markers to scare away bad spirits. They became popular as whisky jugs in the mid-1800s with the idea the 'ugly' face would keep children from sampling the contents. This miniature version (2x2x2) stoneware jug can scare away pandemic fears or serve as a vase. It is wood fired, with both melted ash from the firing and flashing marks from the flame. All of the mini face jugs are named by my daughter. Eloise was in the second chamber of the kiln, so her nose and eyebrows show the blush from the added salt during the firing.
The pots are high fired (2,400F) stoneware. They are wood fired in a wood burning kiln for over 24 hours. As the flame crosses the pots, iron is drawn to the surface so the flames 'draw' permanent flashing marks on the pot, and the ash melts to form a glaze. All work is food safe, and dishwasher and microwave safe.
If for any reason you are dissatisfied with the pot, you can return it for a refund within 30 days of purchase. No refunds after 30 days.