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Title

Wise & Witty Sayings on PA Dutch Slipware

Day of Event

Sunday, Oct. 14

Time

2:00 p.m.

Place

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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.

DateofEvent

10/14/2018

Event Date/Time

10/14/2018 2:00 PM

Event End Date/Time

 

Event Type

Interpretive Program

Expires

10/17/2018

StartEnd Time

Sunday, October 14, 2018 02:00 PM - 12:00 AM

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