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Pennsylvania German Folk Art Pottery - Sgraffito ware. This is an original design and was made in a mid-1700s stone house in Pennsylvania.


Signed and dated January 24, 2024, "rain"

9 1/2" tall, 7" wide, 1 3/4" deep

Gift boxed.

  Each piece begins with red earthenware clay rolled flat with a rolling pin and cut to fit the mold.  Then the clay is laid into the mold (slump molded) to shape it.  When it is just dry enough to handle without losing its shape liquid white clay (slip) is applied to the surface with a brush.  The design is scratched into the slip, with a scratch tool, revealing the red clay beneath – the sgraffito technique. When the piece is totally dry it is fired in an electric kin – first bisque fired, and then glaze is applied and fired again.  The completed piece has the overall yellowish coloring of antique redware plates on the front; the back is not glazed following the traditions of the early Pennsylvania potters.  

A Tulip - Oval Bowl - 9 1/2 inches tall - Pennsylvania Redware Folk Art

SKU: SG1377
  • Hand washing and air drying are recomended.  It is suggested to use beautiful handcrafted wooden serving utensils with food portioned for serving. 

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