Wise & Witty Sayings on PA Dutch Slipware

Description: One of the media the Pennsylvania Dutch used to create their everyday tools and utensils was clay. Utilizing a decorating process known as slipware, potters often ornamented their utilitarian and commemorative pieces with wise and witty sayings both in decorative Fraktur script and motifs, as well as everyday German script. In this illustrated powerpoint talk, we shall take a look at the scripts and motifs; the potters who made the redware; the materials they used; and how the pious and contrasting often very bawdy proverbs they used reflect the Pennsylvania Dutchman’s spiritual aspirations nurtured by a very human heart.
Location: Berks County Heritage Center
Date of Event (Start Date if Recurring Event): Sunday, October 14, 2018
Time: 2:00pm-3:30pm EDT

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