hugh bridgeford

Artist Statement: 
My unique handmade moonshine Jugs and whiskey Flasks are inspired by the ceramic jugs of the American South, adding my own Pop Art Decorative sensibility. I follow in the tradition of Art Potters like George Ohr and the Cornwall brothers who made pottery that commemorated special events or made social commentary. Each Jug is fully functional and dishwasher safe. With a reasonable amount of care it should give years of pleasure.
Bio / Description: 

MudBugs Pottery began early in 2004 with a sturdy electric wheel, some porcelain clay, and a portable raku kiln. We broadened our reach in 2007 with a small electric kiln almost 50 years old. This allowed us to begin producing enough volume for a limited number of Art Fairs and exhibiting annually. The success of online sales helped us to purchase our first fully-automated kiln in 2009, and Etsy shop moonshine-jug.com has since become a major facet of our business. Our work is also found at Homespun in the Historic Irvington Neighborhood of Indianapolis, Vintage Karma in Tuscola, Illinois, and The Illinois State Artisans Gallery at Rend Lake. As part of our community involvement we regularly contribute to a local HIV Awareness fundraiser and fundraisers for local food banks and soup kitchens.

Phone: 
217-766-7653
Address: 
Urbana, IL