All of Denise’s workshops begin with an introduction to Pennsylvania redware, including a demonstration using a rolling pin, circle cutter and mold to create a plate; the decorating technique, sgraffito, used by the 17th through 19th century Pennsylvania German potters. She has books for ideas or you may bring your own; she has all the tools required to complete your designs. No prior experience is required.
Price includes all materials, firing, and processing and one 7″ plate). Additional plates:
7″ plates = $25
10″ plates = $35
Students can make up to three plates. Money for additional plates is paid to the instructor on the day of the class.
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 magazine; 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.
Cancellation Policy: All materials must be pre-purchased by the instructor; therefore, cancellations can only be refunded prior to sales-end date. Refunds can be requested through Brown Paper Tickets up to 12 hours after purchase. After that grace period and before the sales-end date, refunds will be issued via a paper check from the Landis Valley Associates, less a $20 non-refundable processing fee. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or 717-569-0401 to request your refund. We reserve the right to cancel a class due to insufficient registration. In that case, students can use funds already spent towards the cost of another class or receive a full refund.
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