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Reggie Meaders Smiling Double Face Jug

Circa 2000: Brother of world famous Georgia folk art potter Lanier Meaders, Reggie Meaders (1919-2009) lived to be 90 years old and is considered a master potter in his own right. This 11" tall double handled face jug is inscribed "Reggie Meaders" and has two faces. Double face jugs are also referred to as Janus jugs and allude to the double faced Roman god Janus, the god of gates and doors, who is traditionally depicted with one face surveying the future and the other eyeing the past. This jug is made from red Georgia clay, and Meaders dipped it in his family's classic ash based alkaline glaze. It is interesting to note that one face has a subtlely inviting smile that is welcoming in appearance while the other face has a quizzical expression as if it is wondering what the heck is happening out there. Both faces strike complex emotional poses without being brazen and overdone, and this ability to capture powerful human emotion in a seemingly simple expression is what makes Reggie Meaders one of the finest American folk potters ever to grace the wheel. The jug is in excellent condition with no chips, cracks, or repairs and only typical as made firing anomalies.

Reggie Meaders Georgia Folk Art Ash Glaze Stoneware Two Handled Double Face Jug

Reggie Meaders Georgia Folk Art Ash Glaze Stoneware Two Handled Double Face Jug

Reggie Meaders Georgia Folk Art Ash Glaze Stoneware Two Handled Double Face Jug

Reggie Meaders Georgia Folk Art Ash Glaze Stoneware Two Handled Double Face Jug

Reggie Meaders Georgia Folk Art Ash Glaze Stoneware Two Handled Double Face Jug

Reggie Meaders Georgia Folk Art Ash Glaze Stoneware Two Handled Double Face Jug

Reggie Meaders Georgia Folk Art Ash Glaze Stoneware Two Handled Double Face Jug

Reggie Meaders Smiling Double Face Jug

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