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Stahl's Pottery Festival 2005

This is an annual event on the third Saturday in June. The Stahl pottery operated from
1934 until around 1957. It was founded by two brothers, Thomas and Isaac Stahl
who had worked as kids in a pottery run by their father. They reproduced the classic
Pennsylvania Dutch redware and today, their reproductions are collectors items.

The large family has set up the Stahl's Pottery Preservation Society and is maintaining
this property as a historical site. The festival features the work of about thirty potters,
mostly local. There are many demonstrations of various aspects of making and decorating pottery.
(For a small fee, you can try working some clay on a wheel yourself!)

Stahl's Pottery Festival
Stahl's Pottery Festival
Full Heat!
Full Heat!
Reduction Phase
Reduction Phase
Into The Water
Into The Water
Irridescent Bowl
Irridescent Bowl
Wheel Throwing
Wheel Throwing
Finishing Rim
Finishing Rim
Stahl's Kiln
Stahl's Kiln
Pug Mill
Pug Mill
Pug Mill Power
Pug Mill Power
Tom's Kick Wheel
Tom's Kick Wheel
Animal Figures
Animal Figures
Redware Plate
Redware Plate
Plaster Molds
Plaster Molds
Stahl Kiln
Stahl Kiln
Firing Port
Firing Port
Kiln Interior
Kiln Interior
Slip Decorating
Slip Decorating
Stenciling
Stenciling
Dots of Color
Dots of Color
u7%2fdw_thomas%2fsmall%2f41236745.BlankXparent.jpg Sgraffito
Sgraffito
Typical Design
Typical Design