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Wednesday, 09 May 2018 21:03

Redware Pottery

 

Pottery is one of the oldest crafts in Montgomery County. When Germans arrived in the eighteenth century, they brought the redware craft with them.[1]

 

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Plate, possibly made by Jacob Medinger (1865-1932)

In addition to the use of sgraffito, many potters used tulip designs in their pottery. The use of tulips were common among many crafts created in German culture. According to some historians, the use of tulip designs in German crafts may have been inspired by tulip designs seen in Persian crafts.

 

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Sgraffito Plate made at Mrs. Naaman Keyser’s studio in Plymouth Meeting

 

In addition to the use of sgraffito, many potters used tulip designs in their pottery. The use of tulips were common among many crafts created in German culture. According to some historians, the use of tulip designs in German crafts may have been inspired by tulip designs seen in Persian crafts.

 

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Some of our redware pieces will be on display in our Made in Montgomery County exhibit. The exhibit will be open to the public on June 30, 2018 and will run through February 2019. We invite you to come see the exhibit, which is free and open to the public!

 

[1] Helen W. Henderson. The Pennsylvania academy of the Fine Arts and other Collections of Philadelphia, 1911.

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