On April 22, 2017, we kicked off a year of celebrating Jugtown's 100th Anniversary with a book launch and kiln opening celebration. It was a fantastic day, and we want to thank all our wonderful friends and customers who came to help us celebrate. We will have many more events during 2017 to mark this momentous occasion.
Jugtown Pottery 1917-2017: A Century of Art and Craft in Clay written by Stephen C. Compton and published by John F. Blair, Publisher, is a wealth of information. Compton begins with a thorough documentation of Jacques and Juliana Busbee and their early lives leading up to the founding of Jugtown. He then chronicles each of the periods and subsequent owners of Jugtown, up to the present day and current owners, Vernon Owens and his family.
This book is very well researched and written, and we are proud to offer it to our customers.