American Redware Pottery Mark

by Annette

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Recently, I purchased a lovely piece of redware. The decorations are vibrant and quite striking. Although I knew absolutely nothing about American pottery at the time of purchase, I have since learned that the business of researching makers marks for redware and pottery in general is not an easy task. Redware is a fascinating art with so much history. And, while there is a date on the piece, it may or may not be 1997. The inscription says "Thunderstorms from Iowa hit us just before dawn". I find this to be a wonderful description of the potters' mind set while making the piece. I may never determine who the maker was or is, but I will certainly continue to enjoy his or her work!

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