Traditional design, inspired by the work of Pennsylvania German artisans, and handmade in a mid-1700s Pennsylvania stone house . "To love and be loved is the greatest joy on earth" = "Lieben und Geliebt zu werden Ist die Gröst Freud auf Erden” in Pennsylvania German
Signed and dated September 27, 2021, "a beautiful fall day".
10" 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 was fired in an electric kiln. The back is unglazed following the traditions of the early Pennsylvania German potters.
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