Today I am sharing a detail of one of my Memory Jug creations entitled, "A Bone to Pick." The porcelain head of the Madonna was a piece I found in a trashcan at a roadside shrine. Yes, the statue had broken and the shrine cleaned up, but this was my lucky day to find this "shard". This Madonna face made the most perfect centerpiece to my memory jug, and I used other found items to construct her body and surround her with antique doll parts.
Do you want to learn how to make a Memory Jug? On February 16-17, 2013, I am offering a two-day weekend workshop making small memory jugs using one of the traditional styles popular during the Victorian Era, when making memorial jugs and other forms came into vogue in the Eastern and Southern regions of the United States. It has remained one of the most enigmatic folk art forms since the 1800s.
My special guest workshop will be held at the art studio of popular mosaic artist, Susan Wechsler, in Boulder, Colorado. We are planning a limited series of Memory Jug / Memoryware workshops at Susan's studio in 2013.
To sign up for this special workshop, or to learn more about the details, contact Susan Wechsler at: firstname.lastname@example.org or 303-485-0636. You can also write directly to me at: email@example.com
If you can't make it to my live workshop in February, I always offer my instructional MEMORY JUG BOOK CD for sale from my blog. Click on the photo or link, or email me to receive your copy for $20 plus shipping/handling.