Recreating 19th Century Face Jugs


The technology blog Boing Boing has a wonderful article on the art show Face Jugs: Art and Ritual in 19th-Century South Carolina, which exhibits both original face jug art from 19th century Edgefield county and an enlarged 3D version made with 3D scanning and printing technology.

The face vessels made by African-Americans 150 years ago in Edgefield, South Carolina, might have been small, but they told big stories -- stories of cultural movement, human survival, spiritualism and technological prowess, according to Jon Prown, director for the Chipstone Foundation.

Check out the article and read more about face jugs from the Columbia Museum of Art.