While we were in Montgomery, I stopped in for just a minute at the Goat Hill Museum Shop in the back of the capitol building. Everything on the right-hand side of the shop is made by Alabama artisans, and I brought home two new pieces of pottery.
This first one is by John Rezner of Fairhope, and his card says that he works in original and traditional woodfired stoneware, in something called an “anagama kiln“, and a fast-fire kiln, using local clay. There’s a short bio of him here, and other works displayed here. John’s facejugs are at this site.
The other piece of pottery I got was this face mug (it’s open at the top like a coffee cup) by Jerry Brown. I have several other pieces by Jerry Brown, but I don’t have any in this black/metallic glaze: