Redware pottery handmade in a mid-1700s stone house. This is a one-of-a-kind design inspired by Pennsylvania German art.
Each piece 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, with a scratch tool, revealing the red clay beneath – the sgraffito technique. When the piece is totally dry it is fired in an electric kin. The completed piece has color of antique redware; the back is not glazed following the traditions of the early Pennsylvania potters.
Signed and dated July 20, 2020. "hot!"
9 1/4" tall, 7" wide, 1 1/2" deep
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