"Trappe 1717" Slipware plate. 50% of the selling price will be donated to the Speaker's House organization in Trappe Pennsylvania. For information visit www.Speakershouse.org.
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, and then drape molded (laid over mold) to give it nice, slightly bowled shape. Using an electric kiln 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 September 5, 2017, "a beautiful day".
9 1/2” diameter, 1 1/4" deep.Gift boxed.
"Trappe 1717" Slipware Plate