Face Jugs Ceramics is the art of making and decorating pottery or clay. The earliest ceramics were made over 27,000 years ago! What is Ceramics? Types of Ceramics Functional vs. Decorative Face Jugs • Nobody really knows when the first one was made but it could be all the way back to ancient Egypt! • Slaves in the south made them in the 1800s. They have even been found at the Underground Railroad. • Folk Artists in the mountains in North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia began making them in the 1940s and still make them today. What are they for? • People made face jugs to ward off evil spirits, that is why they are so ugly. • They can be silly, scary, gross, sad, funny, or even realistic looking VIDEO Creating a face • Proportion • Features Your Turn! Your Turn!