Jugtown Ware Pottery Bowl - Nc Pottery - Very Nice
Jugtown Pottery, a working pottery and an American Craft Shop, is located in a grove of trees and bamboo eight miles south of Seagrove, NC in the community of Westmoore. It is just off Busbee Road, a road named for Jacques and Juliana Busbee, the founders of Jugtown. Both artists, with a love of pottery, they began stamping Jugtown pieces in 1922, after running a Tea and American Craft shop in New York City beginning in 1917. Today Jugtown follows the same approach to pottery as laid out by the Busbee's. Owner, Vernon Owens, recipient of the NC Folk Heritage Award and the NEA National Heritage Fellowship, wife Pam, and son Travis are the main potters; while Bobby Owens mixes clay and glazes the pieces. Form comes first, a simple continuous line, then a complimentary glaze and occasional decoration. These handmade pieces that are either wood or gas fired. Drawing from the tradition, you will find traditional jugs and candlesticks in wood fired salt glaze and frogskin, and tableware's in green, blue, brown and gray. You will also find deceptively simple vases, bowls and jars in glazes made with wood ash, local clays, copper reds, greens and iron earthtones. This piece is stamped Jugtown Ware 1990 on the bottom. This piece is 5 1/4 inch in diameter tall and is in excellent condition and will make a great addition to your pottery collection.
Vintage Pitcher, Otagiri Japan, 1983, Pair of Ducks. This pretty white pitcher has a pair of ducks, one with an orange bow and the other a blue one, embossed in relief on one side of the pitcher. There is a third duck with a yellow bow embossed on the other side. It's very attractive and decorative. It is in excellent condition. There is a manufacturer-done paint flek on the underside base edge. Everything else is in good shape and it has the Otagiri Japan 1983 mark.
Rotating Music Box, Otagiri, San Francisco Music Box Co., Japan. This music box is 5 1/4 tall and 3 3/4 in diameter. The Teddy Bear is holding a sign he has just written that says: Love You . The bear is a pretty beige brown; he is wearing light green pants with suspenders and is holding the sign that says: Love You . The bear spins as the music box plays Love Makes the World go Round . Except for a pinhead sized paint flek on the base edge, it is in very good condition. It has a San Francisco Music Box Co. label plus an Otagiri Japan label.
Bowl, The Monkey and the Peddler, Liz Ross for BIA, Olivier. This pretty bowl is 1 3/4 tall and 5 across. There is a big purple/black olive on a branch in the center, and the outside is decorated in light orange with green and red rims around the base. It is in excellent condition and has The Monkey and the Peddler - Liz Ross for BIA - Olivier mark.