Jim McDowell, who calls himself “the Black Potter,” believes himself to be the only black potter who creates face jugs based on both his family traditions and his sacred ancestral tradition of using face jugs as grave markers. He has been a studio potter for over 30 years and has been creating face jugs for nearly 25. Jim pours his emotions about slavery, his sharecropper ancestors, Civil Rights, the discrimination he experienced in the mines and the military, religious beliefs, and more into the face jugs.
Meet Jim McDowell and hear his story on Saturday, February 23 at 1:00 pm at the Gwinnett County Public Library’s Lilburn Branch, 4817 Church Street, Lilburn, GA 30047. This event is free and open to the public.
For more information, please visit www.gwinnettpl.org or call 770-978-5154.