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Face Pitcher

circa 1978

Burlon B. Craig (American, 1914 - 2002)

Burlon Craig is considered the last of the traditionally trained potters working in the ash-glaze technique of the Catawba Valley. He began learning his craft when he was fourteen from Jim Lynn, a seasoned potter. When Burlon returned to North Carolina after fighting in World War II, he purchased Harvey Reinhardt’s groundhog kiln and pottery shop. He made a full range of items, both utilitarian and decorative. Burlon was especially known for his face jugs, which he began producing in the 1970s in response to demand from his customers, and for sharing his knowledge so readily with younger potters.

Place object was created: Vale, NC

stoneware, swirlware

Measurements:    height: 6.25 inches    diameter: 6 inches

Gift of Daisy Wade Bridges 2003.116

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