This plate is created by employing the hand tools and techniques used by the Pennsylvania German potters in the 17th through 19th centuries. Each plate begins as a lump of red earthenware clay that is rolled flat with a rolling pin and then cut to fit the mold. The design is created using the slip-trailing technique where slip (liquid clay) is drawn over the red earthenware. The edge is coggled (similar to pie crimping), and then drape molded (laid over mold) to give it nice, slightly bowled shape. Using an electric kin the piece is bisque fired, and the glaze is applied and fired again. Food-safe glaze is on the front and the back of the plate is unglazed in the Pennsylvania German potters' tradition.
Signed by me and dated June 18, 2018, "hot!". 10” diameter, 1 1/4" deep. Gift boxed.