Wednesday
Apr012009

Redware Pottery Lessons at Mennonite Heritage Center

On Saturday March 28, we visited the Mennonite Heritage Center. We went because of an exhibit they were having of Pennsylvania German quilts. But what really got me excited was a workshop on sgraffito redware decoration. We met Denise Wilz who was teaching a class at the center. I would have been there learning this technique if I had known about it! I'm the kind of learner who has to do something, not just read about it. Here's a picture of a student scribing the design on a raw, unfired plate.We weren't disappointed at the quilt exhibit, either. They were mostly from the 19th and early 20th centuries. It gave us a good overview of many common designs. The skill level ranged from ordinary to above-average.

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