Sgraffito on a Redware Plate
Learn from celebrated Master Artisan Denise Wilz as you create a colorful plate of your own. This workshop will focus on the sgraffito technique used by area 18th and 19th century Pennsylvania German potters to make expressive designs in their folk art pottery. Sgraffito means to scratch and workshop participants will draw and scratch a design of their choosing on a redware plate. Participants can choose a traditional Pennsylvania German design or create their own design! No prior experience required. The participants have the option to sgraffito moldd 7 or 10 redware plates coated with white clay slip; limit of 3 plates as time permits. One 7 inch plate is included in your payment, additional plates are available from the instructor for an additional fee of $25 for a 7" plate or 35 for a 10 " plate. All the sgraffito tools and books for ideas are provided or bring your own. After the workshop, the plates will be glazed, fired and returned to the workshop site for participants to pick up in 4-6 weeks or shipped to participant for an additional cost. All materials are included. Wear clothing that can get dirty and/or bring an apron. Lunch is on your own; bring a bagged lunch.
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. Website wilzpottery.com
Cancellation policy: All materials must be pre-purchased by the instructor, therefore cancellations can only be refunded prior to October 16, 2017.
Landis Valley Village & Farm Museum (View)
2451 Kissel Hill Rd.
Lancaster, PA 17601
|Minimum Age: 15|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|