Begin your class with an introduction to Pennsylvania Redware, including a demonstration using a rolling pin, circle cutter, and mold to create a plate. Then experiment with two decorating techniques: sgraffito and slip-trailing, used by 17th through 19th century Pennsylvania German potters Denise will bring books with ideas or you may try your own. Class includes all materials, firing, and processing one 7″ plate.
Additional plates: 7″ plate for $25; 10″ plate for $35. Can make up to 3 plates.
About the instructor: Denise Wilz has been creating Pennsylvania Redware since 2002. She has a degree in Studio Art from Moravian College and was a computer programmer and craft hobbyist prior to embarking on a career as a potter. She is a Master Artisan in the Pennsylvania Guild of Craftsmen and is the current president of its Lehigh Valley chapter. She has been included in the 2017 Directory of Traditional American Crafts presented by Early American Life; her work was featured in the Christmas issues of 2006 and 2007. Her article on Pennsylvania Redware was published in the Pottery Making Illustrated March/April 2008 issue and it has been included in three additional publications by the American Ceramic Society in 2008, 2015 and 2016. www.wilzpottery.com
Hours: 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
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