his sgraffito design was inspired by antique Pennsylvania German pottery from 1700 through the 1800s; and was hand made in a 1750's stone house.  The bird is also known as a Double-headed Dove and a Double-headed Eagle

Signed and dated April 13, 2022, "sunny and 80F".
10 1/4" diameter, 1 1/4" deep.
Gift boxed.

The clay was rolled flat with a rolling pin, and cut with a circle cutter.  Then the clay was laid over a bisque mold (drape molded) until leather-hard (stiff but not dry).  White liquid clay (slip) was painted over the surface of the red earthenware clay to create 2 layers. The design was created using the sgraffito method of scratching through the white slip to reveal the red clay beneath.  It is fired in an electric kiln.  The back is unglazed following the traditions of the early Pennsylvania German potters.

Double-headed Distelfink Plate - Pennsylvania German Redware Pottery - SG1097

SKU: SG1097