|Laurie Beth Zuckerman's "Behind the Eight Ball" Memory Jug 2003|
|Laurie Beth Zuckerman's Memory Jug Instruction Book on CD|
AUGUST 16–17 MEMORY JUG WORKSHOP
Saturday/Sunday 9-5 pm at the Art Lab in Old Town Fort Collins
Want to learn how-to-make a folk art Memory Jug in honor of your loved ones or your pets?
Laurie Beth Zuckerman is offering a second MEMORY JUG WORKSHOP this summer in Fort Collins, Colorado. The workshop fee is $275, and a non-refundable deposit of $140 is required to secure your reservation. Each workshop is limited to eight participants. There are only a couple of spaces left. Participants are invited to a private wine and cheese party at Laurie's home on the evening of August 15.
During this two-day 16-hour course, I will guide each person in creating their own personal memory jug, inspired by the Black-American folk-art style of memory jug making. It is believed that they were created as a memorial to a deceased relatives and displayed relics of that person's life. Some were placed as grave markers in Southern African-American communities. They were popular handmade crafts during the Victorian era, and enjoyed a resurgence during the mid-twentieth century.
You will receive a CD copy of my Memory Jugs: Image, Instructions and Theories Book for the workshop (pictured above). You will collect hundreds of objects that reflect the lives of the family you chose to memorialize on your jug. Bring your own vintage jug, bottle, or vase to the workshop or order one from me before the workshop.
BACKGROUND: I have been teaching Memory Jug Workshops since 2006 and exhibiting my enigmatic memory vessels in art museums and galleries in Colorado. Images of my jugs have been published in several art books and art magazines. I first began creating memory jugs in 2002, after my mother passed away from cancer. As a found-object assemblage altar maker, specializing in large-scale altar installations, I appreciated the intimate scale of memory jugs–miniature "altars-in-the-round"–that I like to call Story Jugs.
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