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Traditional PA Dutch & German redware pottery located in Lancaster County, PA. The Foltz Pottery shop has become more than a business; it's become a family. Every time we have a show at our shop, we look forward to catching up with our friends that we have met over these many years. We love to share our pottery (and of course, our food!) with those who enjoy it most. We can't believe that we...
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The decorating technique for many of my pieces uses the ancient art of Sgraffito, utilized by the Pennsylvania German potters - scratching through a layer of white earthenware slip to the red clay beneath to create original and traditional Pennsylvania German designs. I make my pieces entirely by hand from red earthenware clay flattened with a rolling pin, then shaped using wood or clay molds....
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Each Plate starts as a large slab of Longhorn Red Clay that is wire-cut, wedged, and hand rolled to thickness. The rolled clay is trimmed to rough shape and draped over plaster or wooden "hump" molds (many homemade). Once the clay has dried and become leather-hard it can be lifted off the mold...
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I grew up with Pennsylvania Dutch birth plates in our home and the feel of the different layers held such a fascination for me that I was eager to learn the technique when I got older and have been making plates for many years now. When I began to feel a little limited with the designs I started...
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NOTE: I have been unable for some time to access my Gallery page for badly needed updates. If you are interested in seeing a catalog of my work, including the blue and white Delftware, please send me an email requesting the catalog (and please specify if you are a store owner or an individual)....
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Simplicity of form and design are important aspects of our designs. The traditional Pennsylvania German pottery of Southeastern Pennsylvania area influences our work, but contemporary forms and glazes are integrated. The pottery made here is food safe and with proper care can be used in a conventional or microwave oven and dishwasher. Orders are taken online, by phone, or by visiting our studio...
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All pieces are glazed with a transparent amber glaze and fired to approximately 2000 degrees. All glazes are food safe. The matte or 'aged' finish is a process achieved after firing to give the piece a more 'primitive' look. Red Oaks Pottery can be found in stores and museums across the United States and abroad. Real American Made earthenware pottery inspired by early redware from Colonial...
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