Wilz Pottery    Denise Wilz    7915 Mountain Road    Macungie, PA 18062     215-260-1133


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Traditional techniques and clay are used and each piece is unique.  Red earthenware clay is used to create each piece and white earthenware clay is used in the decoration.  Copper (green) and Manganese (brown-black) are used as colorants.  The plates and ornaments are rolled flat with a rolling pin; then the plates are draped over a mold to shape them. The mugs and jars are made on a potter's wheel.  The pieces are decorated with slip using the slip trailing or sgraffito technique.  For Slipware the liquid clay (slip) is drawn across the surface of the piece or it may be sponged on.  For Sgraffito ware the slip is painted on the surface and the design is scratched through the slip into the red clay beneath.  The pottery emulates the yellow coloring of antique redware.  I do not glaze the back of the plates, which is traditional.  Each piece is signed and dated, the plates will have the weather of the day also noted on the back.  Each piece is created one at a time making them unique and they will vary slightly from the photos.  The sayings are from antique plates and frakturs.  

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* Plates are shipped within 6 weeks unless noted otherwise 
* Shipped via USPS or UPS
* Returns in new condition are accepted within 10 days of receipt
*6
% Sales Tax for PA Residents will be added to the order
*Shipping/handling charges are included. Shipping discounts available when purchasing multiple items. Please contact me for your discount.

The "Twelve days of Christmas" Limited Edition Plates
Each plate is titled and numbered and 100 plates per title will be made.   
The plates are created individually, so no two will be exactly alike.  Gift boxed.
These plates are made to order, allow up to 6 weeks for delivery.
Orders will be taken through November 1st, for guaranteed December 23rd delivery. 
Current issue number is 85

Partridge in a Pear Tree / 12 Days of Christmas

"Partridge in a Pear Tree"

Beginning in 2006 this limited edition sgraffito plate is the first in a series of 12.   

10 1/2" diameter

 

LE1

$110.00

 

Two Turtles Doves / Twelve Days of Christmas

"Two Turtles Doves"

This design was inspired by a 1833 fraktur house blessing by Francis D. Levan.

If you purchased the Partridge plate you may request the same issue number.  


10 1/2" diameter

LE2

$110.00

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Three French Hens / Drei Franzseesisch Hinkel

"Three French Hens"      "Drei Franzseesisch Hinkel"  

PA German translation courtesy of Kutztown University's Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center

10 1/2" diameter

LE3

$110.00

 

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Four Calling Birds

"Four Calling Birds"

If you purchased the Partridge plate you may request the same issue number.  

10 1/2" diameter

LE4

$110.00

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Five Golden Rings

"Five Golden Rings"

This circular design was inspired by a Scherenschnitte (Pennsylvania German cut paper)

10 1/2" diameter

LE5

$110.00

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Six Geese a-laying

"Six Geese a-laying"

If you purchased the Partridge plate you may request the same issue number.  

10 1/2" diameter

 

LE6

$110.00

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"Seven Swans a-swimming"

10 1/2" diameter

LE7

$110.00

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Eight Maids-a-Milking

"Eight Maids-a-Milking"

If you purchased the Partridge plate you may request the same issue number. 

10 1/2" diameter 

LE8

$110.00

 

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Nine Ladies Dancing

"Nine Ladies Dancing"

10 1/2" diameter 

LE9

$110.00

 

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Ten Lords-a-Leaping

"Ten Lords-a-Leaping"

10 1/2" diameter 

LE10

$110.00

 

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Eleven Pipers Piping

"Eleven Pipers Piping"

10 1/2" diameter 

LE11

$110.00

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Twelve Drummers Drumming

"Twelve Drummers Drumming"

10 1/2" diameter 

LE12

$110.00

 

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Sgraffito Plate - Peacock on Tree

To love and be loved is the greatest joy on earth

Lieben und Geliebt zu werden Ist die Gröst Freud auf Erden

Available in English or Pennsylvania German

10 1/2" diameter

SGJ

$115.00

Language Choice

Sgraffito Plate 
Double-headed Distlefink, also known as, Double-headed Eagle or Double-headed Dove

To love and be loved is the greatest joy on earth

Lieben und Geliebt zu werden Ist die Gröst Freud auf Erden

Available in English or Pennsylvania German

10 1/2" diameter

SGK

$115.00

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*Items are shipped within 6 weeks unless noted otherwise **
*Shipped via USPS or UPS
*Returns in new condition are accepted within 10 days of receipt
*6% Sales Tax for PA Residents will be added to the order
*Shipping/handling charges are included. Shipping discounts available when purchasing multiple items. Please contact me for your discount.

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