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German immigrants brought the redware craft to Montgomery County in the eighteenth century. Their unique designs made their redware iconic.




Pottery is one of the oldest crafts in Montgomery County. When Germans arrived in the eighteenth century, they brought the redware craft with them. Using clay that possessed a considerable amount of iron oxide, the pottery turned red after it was fired in the kiln, hence the name “redware.” These potters created designs and techniques that were replicated often by potters in later decades.