In 1912, Miss Clara B. Ray of Connecticut donated a set of potter's tools from Huntington, NY to the Pennsylvania Museum, now the Philadelphia Museum of Art.
In this enchanting tale, Georgianna Bennet Sherman recounts her childhood by the pottery. Georgianna's history is interesting and so much can be learned through her memories, but for now I invite you to enjoy the adventures of the five-year-old foster child of George and Eunice Brown, exploring the Brown Brothers Pottery in its heyday.
Pottery manufacturers, who had relied on their team of potters, or in the case of large operations, a skilled decorator or artist to brush or slip trail the cobalt blue glaze in a desired pattern, discovered that applying the blue slip with a stencil created a more uniform and identifiable decoration. This would allow less skilled labor to apply the decorations.