This large (65."x9.5") face jug was fired in the first chamber and the wood ash and flame helped create what is called a teadust--ochre-colored crystals--on the shoulders of the pot. 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 beauty can either scare away our current viruses, function as a vase, or, if you so desire, hold a single malt.
Large face Jug with Amber Glaze
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.
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.