Sgraffito ware handmade in Pennsylvania stone house. This is an original design. The piece is handmade by employing hand tools and techniques used by the Pennsylvania German potters in the 18th through 19th centuries.
Signed and dated October 30, 2021, "cloudy with sun"
10" diameter, 1 1/2" deep
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.