This original sgraffito design was inspired by antique Pennsylvania German pottery from 1700 through the 1800s; and was hand made in a 1750's stone house.

 

Signed and dated October 23, 2021, "cloudy with drizzle".

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.

Five Flowers Plate - Pennsylvania German Redware - SG1000

SKU: SG1000
$110.00Price
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