Redware made in Pennsylvania. An original design! The piece is handmade by employing hand tools and techniques used by the Pennsylvania German potters in the 17th through 19th centuries.
This plate is created employing 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. The design is scratched into the slip revealing the red clay beneath – the sgraffito technique. When the piece is totally dry it is fired, glazed and fired again.
Signed and dated May 1, 2019, "cloudy and cool"
5 1/2" diameter, 1 1/2" deep
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