The workshop will focus on the sgraffito technique used by area nineteenth century Pennsylvania German potters to make expressive designs in their folk art pottery. Sgraffito means to “scratch” and workshop participants will draw a design of their choosing in a damp clay coating on a redware plate. You can choose a traditional Pennsylvania German design or create your own design for a special occasion gift.
The class will be led by redware potter Denise Wilz, a professional potter who researches
Plush template embroidery (also called stump work and tufted wool embroidery) is a method used to create plush designs on fabric. It is done by stitching with wool yarn over a template. The yarn is cut in a strategic way to release the template, then trimmed, brushed, and sculpted to give stars, hearts, flowers, and other fanciful designs. This embroidery technique was done by women in southeastern Pennsylvania and other regions of the US and Europe from about 1890-1950
“Coat of Blue” an egg tempera on wood panel, is among Jon Bond’s art on display at the Mennonite Heritage Center in Harleysville,PA, October 18 through December 18, 2022. Photo Courtesy of Bond Customart.
On Display in our Lapp Gallery is local Artist Jon Bond.
“The gentle declivities surrounding my art studio in northern Berks County are no better or worse than others, but they are the places I know best.” Jon Bond
“Nothing is Everything” Art Exhibition at the Mennonite Heritage Center
Two sessions -10 a.m. to 12 p.m., and 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Registration fee – $40; $36 for MHC Members
Enjoy a unique opportunity to view and study twenty-four of the most interesting quilts in our collection, assembled over the last 47 years, up close in a small group setting. The selected quilts date from 1814 to about 1940!
Participants will also learn about the makers and their world, and the fabrics, styles and patterns unique to quilts made in this region –
Join us along side Vince Ryan as he demonstrates orgegalkid kits. Vince will demonstrate an organ that can construct and deconstruct itself. Orgelkids is a real instrument: a pipe organ that you build and play. Perfect for a wide variety of settings—classroom, library program,
retirement community, outdoor festival, private parties, pipes & pinot.
Cross-curricular presentation: team building, history, archeology,
science, organizational skills, tactile, and music.
Suitable for ages 5-95!
Built and played in full concert settings, uniquely with the duo
Millers Variety Store was a thriving business in Souderton.
Henry O Souder’s home. Credited as the founder of Souderton after he donated land to the railroad and business thrived.
The Independent Newspaper which originally printed in German.
Souderton Historic Village- My name is Joann Johannsen. I spent the most happy hours of my childhood in my father’s
workshop. Our neighbors called my father, William F. Johnson,” Mr Fixit”. My father taught
Joanna Mell will take her audience on a Christmas tour around the world, discovering the many ways that Christmas is celebrated in other lands. Joanna will be playing familiar carols and tunes on her harp, and singing in five languages, as well as weaving engaging stories. There will be a sing-along at the end. This program is for people of all ages and is family-friendly.
Joanna Mell is an accomplished performer on both the traditional and contemporary harps, and uses the
Alice Chung graduated from Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts in 1996. More on Alice Chung HERE
She was born and raised in Seoul Korea and has Master Degree and Bachelor Degree of Science from Seoul National University. Art has been part of her life so finally became a professional artist and worked as a professional artist for 28 years in the Pennsylvania, New Jersey area and also in Korea at Hyundae Art Gallery. Since she graduated from PAFA
Dr. Eve M. Puhalla is a career educator and Penn State Master Watershed Steward who volunteers to conserve, restore, and enhance water sources and educate and support individuals and communities in watershed stewardship. Eve is a dedicated zero-waster and recycler and enjoys gardening, food preservation, canning, quilting and researching her family tree. She lives with her better half Mark and three dogs, Rigley, Amy, and Bella in Pennsburg, PA (which is way at the tippy-top of Montgomery
Education: B.F.A., Fashion Illustration, Moore College of Art, Philadelphia, PA (1970)
Muralist, 11 completed in local area; residential and commercial
I have a BFA in fashion illustration from Moore College of Art in Philadelphia and am a signature member of the following watercolor societies: PWCS, PWS, BWS and AWS. I have illustrated children’s books, have won various awards in local and national watercolor exhibitions and was recently featured in an 8-page