Pennsylvania German Redware plate handmade in a 1750s stone house. This is an original design.
The plate is created employing the hand tools and techniques used by the Pennsylvania German potters in the 18th through 19th centuries. Each plate begins with red earthenware clay rolled flat with a rolling pin and cut to fit the mold. Then the clay is laid into the mold (slump molded) to shape it. When it is just dry enough to handle without losing its shape liquid white clay (slip) is applied to the surface with a brush.
I sign, date and inscribe the day's weather on the back. March 14, 2020, "sunny"
7 1/2" diameter, 1" deep. Gift boxed.