Brad loves face jugs. Maybe even as much as I love guinea pigs! Face jugs are local folk art in the Carolinas. They are jugs (or other vessels) with scary/ugly clay 3D faces on them with interesting expressions (broken china is often used for teeth). We have an old face jug mug which we got when we were living in Chapel Hill at the North Carolina State Fair. Recently Brad went to a Piedmont pottery event and bought two small jugs.
So I figured I’d have a post dedicated to face jugs and not-often-enough-photographed Brad and Ollie!
The face jugs! From left to right a small brown face jug with an O for a mouth looking surprised. The middle one is a slightly larger face jug of green watermelon tint that looks like a troll. On the right is a face jug mug with a more intricate face with big heavy eyebrows.
Brad making a face that looks like he is cold with a cold-tinted picture of Brad, Ollie, and the face jugs.
Brad acting like he is hot (and mimicking the expression of the smallest jug) with Ollie and face jugs.
A neutral tinted picture with Brad smiling and holding his face jugs with Ollie’s head in the picture.