Face Jug


Collection

Harriett Joan Ehrlich Collection


Identifier

EH5


Artist

Carl Block


Description

A ceramic jug that resembles the head of a man. The jug is glazed and painted in blues, white, and yellow. The head has exaggerated features with large eyes, nose, mouth and eyebrows. Part of the lip of the jug is broken off. The jug is by artist Carl Block, who is known for moving the Southern folk art face jug in a very contemporary direction, equal parts Appalachian tradition and tattoo shop irreverence.


Medium

ceramic

Width

6.25in

Height

10.75in

Length

6in

Where Made (Region)

Waxahachie, Texas

Where Made (Country)

United States

Related place

United States

When Acquired

December 2017