Monroe County

Pottery

Sam Williams was exposed to pottery in his father’s farm store. The elder Mr. Williams had begun a collection of crocks and jars that Sam still has. Together, father and son took pottery classes at a Brewton junior college where Sam is still enrolled so many years later. His utilitarian pottery is made to be admired and used. Sam’s natural enthusiasm for life is expressed in his work with clay, and his boundless energy could keep him creating every day.

Using the traditional technique of a potter’s wheel, Sam creates high temp stoneware that he likes to glaze in natural earth tones. His pottery is so precisely made that when a piece is thumped with a finger; the clear tone of a bell rings out. Sam calls his interpretation of a face jug a Devil Jug. A whisky jug base provides the background for the horns, eyes, nose, mouth, and fangs of the unworldly devils. Face jugs were first created by slave potters in the 1840s. Unable to determine their exact purpose, historians know they were cherished by their creators because many were found on the long, arduous journey along Underground Railroad trails.

To learn more about Sam Williams, visit

http://www.potterybywilliams.com

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Covid Egg covid, pottery, ceramics, sam williams, black belt, black belt treasures
Covid Egg Price: $10.00
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Quarantine got you down? Feel like you need to make a joke in bad situations? This tiny  COVID egg will be sure to put a smile on your face when you see it.  Made of sweetgum balls, Sam Williams creates the perfect momento for this quarntine.Sam Williams: Covid Egg

Sea Foam
Sea Foam Price: $65.00
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This sea foam bowl will take you straight to those summer beach days.  It holds food, trinkets, or just can sit on your coffee table for decoration.  Whatever you need it for, you definitely need it.Sam Williams: 12" Bowl-(Sea Foam)

Wine Goblet/Chalice sam williams, pottery, hand made, kiln, goblet, cup,
Wine Goblet/Chalice Price: $13.00
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This miniature wine goblet is a gorgeous white color with a baby blue detail on the top.  The artist wants to warn everyone that it is not for the wine lover, because they will only get a couple of sips.Sam Williams: Wine Goblet/Chalice; approx. 5" 

Omelet Cooker sam williams, pottery, hand made, kiln, omelet, omelet cooker,
Omelet Cooker Price: $10.00
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Do you want a fun new item to add to your kitchen collection? This omelet cooker is a unique invention by the artist.  Every morning Sam Williams fixes an English muffin with a slice of Canadian bacon and puts his omelet in between them.  It makes a great and filling breakfast for anyone.Sam Williams: Ceramic Omelet Cooker, microwave and dishwasher safe.

11" Fish Platter with handles sam williams, pottery, hand made, kiln, fish, fish platter, platter, plater with handles
11" Fish Platter with handles Price: $42.00
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Calling all fish lovers! This seafoam green platter is perfect for the beach house, or if you just love fishing.  It is decorated with fish and bubbles and different aquatic plants.  There are also beautiful embellished handles on the side of the platter, the perfect size for your fingers to hold.  Sam Williams: 11" Fish Platter with Handles; signed 

Brown Stacked Horn Jar sam williams, pottery, hand made, kiln, jar
Brown Stacked Horn Jar Price: $80.00
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Sam Williams: Stacked Horn Jar, signed by the artist

14" Low Bowl  sam williams, pottery, bowl, low bowl, 14" bowl,
14" Low Bowl Price: $70.00
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This low bowl is a rustic brown color on the bottom and navy blue around the top.  This bowl is great for different foods, like a bread basket, or you could just use it for decoration, whatever it may be.Sam Williams- 14" Low Bowl; signed by the artist 

14" Bowl sam williams, pottery, bowl, 14" bowl,
14" Bowl Price: $75.00
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This large bowl is a earthy brown color with navy blue swirls and dots around the sides and middle.  It is perfect for holding anything from chips to pasta to salad.Sam Williams - 14" Bowl; signed by the artist 

Bacon Cooker sam williams, bacon cooker, brown, pottery,
Bacon Cooker Price: $50.00
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Sam Williams: Bacon Cooker(Brown)