This large face jug (6x6x9) is made in the tradition of 19th Century southern potters. It was thought that these facejugs, also called ugly jugs, were scary and would keep children from imbibing the contents of the jug. This fellow is woodfired for 24 hours up to a temperature of 2,400 degrees Fahrenheit. As the flames are drawn across the surface, their paths are permanently etched in the pot in iron "flashing" that varies from brown to orange to pink. Although I'm not sure why you would want to do it, you can put this guy in a microwave or a dishwasher. He certainly can be filled with your favorite beverage, serve as a vase for flowers, or just stare at you from across the room.
Large Face Jug
All pots are high fired (2,400F) stoneware or porcelain. 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.