This is an original design inspired by Pennsylvania German folk art.
This 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 black clay (slip) is applied to the surface with a brush. The design is scratched into the slip revealing the red clay beneath – the ancient art of sgraffito. When the piece is totally dry it is fired in an electric kiln – first bisque fired, and then food-safe glaze is applied to the front of the piece and fired again.
Signed and dated September 22, 2019,
"warm and sunny"7 1/2" diameter, 1" deep
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