$50 – $75

Face Jugs • Workshop with Mark Rigsby

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Hattiesburg Cultural Center

723 North Main Street

Hattiesburg, MS 39401

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Saturday, September 15th, 2018

Session #1: 10am-12noon (families with children)

Session #2: 2pm-4pm (adults only)

Cost: $50 for a 7” face jug, or $75 for a 10” face jug

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1. First, select the time slot that you would like to attend, in the box immediately to the right.

2. Then, pay using the green ticket button. At that point, price options will appear.

No additional processing fees will be added to your purchase.

(One jug per person, per session; All materials will be provided. All face jugs will be kiln fired and available for pick-up, two-three weeks after the workshop.)


Mark Rigsby is a potter and ceramic artist from Mississippi. He has been working in clay for over 25 years, and is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Art and Design at Southern Miss. While not a folk potter or traditional face jug maker himself, Rigsby's love of the folk pottery tradition inspired him to begin conducting face jug workshops in schools and community groups in the late 90's. He felt that the face jug workshop served as a perfect way to teach people about traditional folk pottery, through a creative hands-on experience.

"Face Jugs are fun, easy to make, and a great, hands-on way to experience the rich tradition of Southern Folk Pottery. The workshop is suitable for little folks and big folks alike. I make the jugs on the potter's wheel and then I show you how to sculpt the face, or whatever imagery you choose, as you make your own face jug." -Mark Rigsby

From the prehistoric figurative pottery of Africa, Asia, and Mesopotamia, to the head pots and effigy pots of medieval Europe and early Mississippian, Mesoamerican and Peruvian cultures, potters have been sculpting animal and human figures in clay for millennia. The American face jug is one of the most well-known and appreciated forms of Southern Folk-Art pottery. Now is a chance to make a face jug of your own.

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Hattiesburg Cultural Center

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Hattiesburg, MS 39401

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