Sgraffito ware handmade in a Pennsylvania stone house built about 1740. This design  was inspired by antique redware.  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 March 17, 2022, "rain today"
10" diameter, 1 1/2" deep
Gift boxed.

Each plate begins with red earthenware clay rolled flat with a rolling pin and cut to fit the mold.  Then the clay is draped over the mold to shape it.  When it is just dry enough to handle without losing its shape liquid white clay (slip) is applied to the top 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 in an electric kiln – first bisque fired, and then glaze is applied and fired again.  The completed piece has the overall yellowish coloring of antique redware plates on the front; the back is not glazed following the traditions of the early Pennsylvania potters. 

To Love and Be Loved - Sgraffito Plate - 10 inch - SG1077

SKU: SG1077
$110.00Price