Redware pottery handmade in Pennsylvania. This piece is a one-of-a-kind sgraffito design that was inspired by antique Pennsylvania German art.
I sign, date and inscribe the day's weather on the back - March 23, 2021, "sunny and warm"
7 1/4" diameter, and 1 1/8" deep. Gift boxed.
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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 kiln. 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.