Face Jug-Jeff Wilburn, Brown's Pottery
This face jug was thrown by Jeff Wilburn and is approximately 7" tall and 6.75" wide. The opening at the top is approximately 0.75" wide.
Jerry Brown Pottery is the only known mule-powered pug mill still operating in the United States. Ninth-generation potter Jerry Brown and his mule, Blue, mixed and ground the clay used to make his unique and one-of-a-kind pieces of pottery. Since Jerry’s passing, his son, Jeff Wilburn, continues his father’s traditions and continues the legacy of Brown’s Pottery. During his lifetime, Jerry was awarded the National Heritage Fellowship and currently has five pieces of pottery on exhibit in the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. The Alabama State Council on the Arts awarded the Alabama Folk Heritage Award to him in 2003. Also, in 2003, the Jerry Brown Arts Festival was created in his hometown of Hamilton and is a juried arts festival which has been recognized as a Top 20 event in the Southeastern U.S. four of the last six years.