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Face Mug Parties
Create a face of your own on a hand-thrown mug that will be glazed and fired!
Face mug parties a a fun creative and easy activity for both adults and children. Rob has hosted face mug parties for a diverse assortment of groups such as families, birthday parties, retirement parties, old folks homes, pottery centers, college students, restaurants, groups with disabilities, community clubs, and more.
Everyone can make a face mug! You don’t need to be artistic or have any experience in clay. Rob shows you exactly what to do. No experience necessary, ALL AGES. Rob the Potter will show ya how!
How Does It Work?
Rob throws a large stoneware mug on the potters wheel and shows you step-by-step how he applies a face. Using Rob’s tools and easy techniques, you apply your own face to the mug. In one week, you’ll be returned your high-fired stoneware mug creation complete with handle and colorful glaze. Mugs are microwave, dishwasher safe.
Rob can host your party at his studio in Brasstown or he can come to you. All ages. No experience required.
Pricing: 1-4 people is $25/person, 5 or more people is $20/person
Questions & Booking
Contact Rob Withrow at email@example.com or 828-835-3506
The Face Jug Tradition
Face mugs have a rich cultural tradition in the Carolinas. Folks have been known to keep jugs on their porches to scare away bad spirits or as a way to keep children away from the moonshine. Rob’s specialty is making hug face jugs over 6 ft. tall. They barely fit in the wood kiln! At Smoke in the Mountains Pottery he makes face mugs and face jugs in addition to hosting face mug parties.
Purchase fine crafted pottery right from the source. We accept cash and check. From Settawig Rd., near Brasstown, take Dog Branch Rd. all the way to the end of the road and follow the pottery signs.
Wednesday – Sunday: 10 a.m. till 5 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday: Closed
Special appointments are also available.
This week Rob visited local schools to teach students about clay. Students of high school and middle school age each made a face mug. Now the studio is full of green face mugs waiting to be bisque fired, glazed, and then hi-fired in the gas kiln. There's over 100 face...read more