Devil Face Jug

  • Albert Hodge, Devil Face Jug, 2008, glazed stoneware, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Gift of the Folk Art Society of America in memory of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr., 2009.5

Albert Hodge calls his devil face jugs booger” men, since they are figments of his imagination and not representations of Satan. A self-taught potter, he also creates his own glazes, combining materials such as gold with wood ashes or lime to form an alkaline coating. Hodge claims to be the first potter to wrap his face jugs with scaly serpent images, a design choice he himself calls crazy.”

I tried to make them [my face jugs] as cranky as I could.” The artist, quoted in Ragan Robinson, Feats of Clay: N.C. Man’s Pottery Jugs are Much in Demand,” Winston-Salem (NC) Journal, November 152008
Title
Devil Face Jug
Artist
Date
2008
Location
Dimensions
15 58 × 11 × 9 34 in. (39.7 × 27.9 × 24.8 cm) 
Credit Line

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Gift of the Folk Art Society of America in memory of Herbert Waide Hemphill, Jr.

Mediums
Mediums Description
glazed stoneware
Classifications
Keywords
  • Religion – Satan
Object Number
2009.5
Palette
Linked Open Data
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