Original design inspired by antique Pennsylvania German pottery from the 1700's through the 1800's.

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 yellow and green colors come from the transparent glazes and are food safe. The back is unglazed following the traditions of the early Pennsylvania German potters.  

I do sign, date and inscribe the day's weather on the back.  April 28, 2018, "a beautiful spring day"
10 1/4" diameter, 1 1/4" deep.
Gift boxed.

Folk Bird - Pennsylvania German Redware Sgraffito - SG576