Contemporary southern folk art, NC wood-fired pottery, and custom picture framing
A recent visit to see Mike Ball, one of our most imaginative potters, was glorious. Mike specializes in Face Jugs, taking the traditional form of a simple quickly added face to the jugs folks keep their moonshine in, to not just the next level, but to the penthouse! He uses ‘wild clay’ clay which consists of our regional soils combined to make stoneware. He high fires in a wood-fired beast of a kiln in Lincolnton, North Carolina, where the history of functional ware goes back nearly 200 years. His, and all of our potters works can be used for everyday service. To see all of Mikes pottery and the work of the other face jug makers we represent, just click here:http://www.amerifolk.com/artists/face-jugs-2/
If you have questions or would like to purchase something simply call 828-281-2134.
Within the pages of our website and the walls of the gallery, you will see a variety of selectively curated contemporary self-taught artists. Painters, Whittlers, Carvers & Potters, American Folk presents makers from South Louisiana all the way to Massachusetts with one goal in mind: To expose the world to the creative powers and originality of our regional artists. Their visions bring life, color, joy and complexity to our gallery and to your home. Self-taught art ranges from what is referred to as primitive all the way to exquisitely contemporary. All of our artists are living and working today, some have garnered world wide attention, some are exclusive to American Folk….all have a unique way of expressing their world & their hearts. We are inspired by them every day….
We are OPEN, year round, 7 days a week, Monday – Saturday 10 – 6, Sunday Noon – 5.
Thank-you for your interest & enthusiasm. We love the artists we represent & we love you for helping to support them, which, in turn, allows them to continue to explore & create….
For more information or to purchase artwork, call us at 828-281-2134 or email us at email@example.com.