Original design inspired by antique Pennsylvania German pottery from the 1700's and 1800's, handmade in a 1750's stone house.
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. The glaze is food safe. The back is unglazed following the traditions of the early Pennsylvania German potters.
Signed and dated July 18, 2019, "hot, hot, hot!".
10 1/4" diameter, 1 1/2" deep.