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Local Art: Meet Tennessee Potter Jim McDowel

Local Art: Meet Tennessee Potter Jim McDowel


Pottery is such a beautiful art form. You have the chance to shape earth into a work of art. In The State of Tennessee, located in the Southern portion of the United States , potter Jim McDowell creates face jugs that tell ancestral stories and celebrate current day triumphs. Mr. McDowell started creating face jugs after learning about a great aunt who, while a slave in Jamaica, created face jugs to scare away evil spirits and to use as gravestones since slaves were not allowed to have grave markers. You can view his work here