Redware was the first pottery made by European colonists after settling on the East Coast.  The reddish-brown utilitarian pottery made from local clay was formed into jugs, bottles, pie dishes, and shallow pans. Norwalk excelled at this genre, and was one of New England’s busiest pottery towns.

During a redware pottery workshop for children on Saturday, Oct. 7, from 11 to 12:30, at the Wilton Historical Society, 224 Danbury Road, children will learn about redware and make a small bowl. A snack of turkey meatball tagine is included, which the children will help prepare.

Suggested for ages 6 to 12. Members: $10 per child, maximum $25 per family; non-members: $15 per child, maximum $35 per family. Register: info@wiltonhistorical.org or 203-762-7257.