Pottery of the U.S. South:

A Living Tradition

Oct 24, 2014 through Nov 15, 2015

Pottery was crucial to agrarian life in the U.S. South, with useful forms such as pitchers, storage jars, jugs, and churns being most in demand for the day-to-day activities of a household and farm. Today, a century after that lifeway began to change, potters in the South continue to make vital wares that are distinctively Southern. The Museum of International Folk Art celebrated this “living tradition” of American regional culture with the exhibition 

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Installation Shot for Southern Pottery 2

Installation Shot for Southern Pottery 3

Installation Shot for Southern Pottery 4

John Burrison.

Mike Craven demonstrates turning a jug

Burlon Craig, Face jug, 1982

Lanier Meaders, Face jug, early 1970s

Wayne Hewell, Face jug (detail),

Vernon Owens, Jug (detail), 2010

Vernon Owens, Jug, 2010,

Chad Brown, Pitcher, 2012

Matthew Hewell, One-gallon pitcher, 2011

Michael Crocker, Five-gallon syrup jug, 2012

Wood-fired, alkaline-glazed jars

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