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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Frog
Frog Price: $15.00
Availability: In Stock
Item #: 9837 -

This ceramic frog was hand-thrown and altered by the artist, Sam Williams, to create a whimsical toothpick holder. This frog measures 4 in. x 3 in. x 3 in. and is signed by the artist.

Covid Egg covid, pottery, ceramics, sam williams, black belt, black belt treasures
Covid Egg Price: $10.00
Availability: In Stock
Item #: 12185 -

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

Wine Goblet/Chalice sam williams, pottery, hand made, kiln, goblet, cup,
Wine Goblet/Chalice Price: $13.00
Availability: In Stock
Item #: 8797 -

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
Availability: In Stock
Item #: 12478 -

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.

14" Bowl sam williams, pottery, bowl, 14" bowl,
14" Bowl Price: $75.00
Availability: In Stock
Item #: 5697 -

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 

8" Vase sam williams, pottery, hand made, kiln, vase,
8" Vase Price: $70.00
Availability: In Stock
Item #: 8123 -

Sam Williams: 8" Vase

11" Vase sam williams, pottery, hand made, kiln, vase,
11" Vase Price: $75.00
Availability: In Stock
Item #: 13076 -

Sam Williams: 11" Vase

8" Speckled Vase sam williams, pottery, hand made, kiln, vase,
8" Speckled Vase Price: $46.00
Availability: In Stock
Item #: 5469 -

KLaw: 8" Speckled Brown and Copper Vase

Where the Wild Things Are sam williams, pottery, hand made, kiln, face jug,
Where the Wild Things Are Price: $75.00
Availability: In Stock
Item #: 10474 -

Sam Williams: Where the Wild Things Are Jug; approx. 9"x7"

7" Red Eye Devil Jug sam williams, pottery, hand made, kiln, face jug, devil,
7" Red Eye Devil Jug Price: $45.00
Availability: In Stock
Item #: 13306 -

Sam Williams: 7" Red Eye Devil Jug

7.5" Cobalt Bubble Vase sam williams, pottery, hand made, kiln, vase,
7.5" Cobalt Bubble Vase Price: $46.00
Availability: In Stock
Item #: 13381 -

Sam Williams: 7.5" Cobalt Bubble Vase

Large Piggy Bank sam williams, pottery, hand made, kiln, piggy bank,
Large Piggy Bank Price: $55.00
Availability: In Stock
Item #: 13241 -

Sam Williams: Large Piggy Bank; approx. 7"x7"x6"