Redware is a hard, red stoneware that has been made for hundreds of years. It was the traditional domestic earthen pottery of the 17th to 19th centuries. Redware was first produced in the United States as early as 1625.
Guest potter Andrew Loercher will continue this tradition at the Rehoboth Art League teaching a Redware Clay Pie Plate workshop from 6 to 9 p.m., Tuesday, July 14. Most redware was purely utilitarian, intended for hard use around house and farm. Participants will become familiar with the different facets of redware by creating a pie plate of their own design. Students will learn the slats technique as well as glazing and firing processes. Participants must be 15 years old and older. The cost of this workshop is $65 for members and nonmembers.
Loercher has been a redware potter for over 35 years. He is a retired art teacher from the Ephrata-area school district in Pennsylvania. Upon retirement, he taught part time in the art department of Millersville University of Pennsylvania. In his studio, he creates pieces that reflect his Lancaster County heritage and surroundings. His work displays motifs which include folk art, animal, quilt and architectural designs.
To register for this workshop, go to www.rehobothartleague.org or call the art league at 302-227-8408, Ext. 112. All workshops are held at the Rehoboth Art League, 12 Dodds Lane in Henlopen Acres.