North Carolina Redware Slip Decorated Plate by New Salem Pottery
* Vintage Item
Hal E. Pugh and Eleanor Minnock-Pugh created this 12 inch wide redware pottery plate at their New Salem Pottery in Randleman, North Carolina. The red clay was given a clear glaze and then the piece was hand painted with raised slip designs in colors of white, green and black. The well of the plate contains a charming periwinkle plant, while the dished rim has eight panels outlined in black and bearing sprigs of sweet alyssum.
The clear glaze continues onto the bottom edge and rim; the rest of it is dry. It's stamped with H & E PUGH, NEW SALEM, NC, as well as hand initialed HP and EP, incised in the clay. A former owner taped a New Salem Pottery business card on the bottom, also.
This handsome plate stands about 1 3/4 inches high, weighs 2 pounds, 10 ounces, and, as we mentioned before, is 12 inches in diameter. It's in almost-like-new condition, with fine crazing to the clear glaze only. Expertly potted, very decorative, very collectible...
>>> Established in 1972, New Salem Pottery specializes in redware and stoneware pottery, reproducing pieces from the last four centuries. The Pughs are consulted by historians, archaeologists and other professionals about historic pottery and their pottery has been used in movies, historic sites and universities for authenticity. Hal Pugh has given lectures on the topic; for instance this one In Winston-Salem, North Carolina:
"The Quaker Potters of North Carolina"
Hal Pugh, Independent Scholar, New Salem Pottery, Randleman, NC
Art in Clay Symposium, April 15-16 2011
Old Salem Museums & Gardens
New Salem Pottery is located on the site of Dennis Pottery, settled by the Thomas Dennis family in 1766. It's listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
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