:::: One of the last 1000 Major Jugs By a lifetime Potter/Sculptor ::::
Each major jug numbered, dated and signed by the artist. Collect the whole set. (See" About The Artist " For Details)


Title: " The Bee Beard "

Comment : When I was a boy my grandpa took me to the County Fair. One of the local beekepers was doing a bee beard demonstration. His face was covered by thousands of bees. I later learned that he tied the queen around his neck and the bees swarmed to her. I was really impressed. So much so that years later when I got my own place in the country the first thing I bought was a hive of bees. I never tried a bee beard because I had a beard of my own and the bees wouldn't like being tangled up in it. I really enjoyed working with the bees though.

The Jug: He was a real pleasure to make and I think he may be my best piece of folk art yet. the bees were a lot of work. They are made with layers of colored clay stacked up and cut out. The stripes you see go all the way through the body and is one layer. Each was made by hand (there are about 200 of the little....rascals). I made wings for a few just to carry out the idea that they could fly. Real bee wings are transparent and you don't really notice them when they aren't flying. He has the same expression that I have observed on other bee beard demonstrators. Guess they don't want the bees to know how scared they really are.
He is all glazed with food safe, lead free glazes. He is high fired and fully functional.


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Size: He's a large sized jug and stands about
12 1/2" tall, to the top of the jug . The glaze is handmade by me and is food safe and lead free.

Medium: clay and glaze .

Materials and process: Hand-thrown and sculpted clay , and high fire glaze.

Signed: Yes. Artist signed, numbered and dated with the year produced.

Original: Entirely handmade using no molds.
Each jug is an original. Comes with a certificate of
originality.

 


# 47 Of The Final 1000

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