What They’re Saying…
“As a scholar and administrator, who has been actively involved in the study and preservation of Pennsylvania German Culture, I feel qualified to attest to the high level of artisanship, craftsmanship and scholarship that Ray and Pat Oxenford bring to their work. I was Cultural Director of the Kutztown Folk Festival, founder and executive director (emeritus) of the Pennsylvania German Cultural Heritage Center at Kutztown University and past president of the Pennsylvania German Society. In those capacities, I have been exposed to a wide range of artistic work centering on the art of the Pennsylvania Germans, and the artistic renditions of that art by Pat and Ray rank among the very best. Ray is a superb craftsman and Pat is an unchallenged artist in her field. Their research is impeccable; all one has to do is consult their published works. Anyone interested in authentic reproductions of Pennsylvania Dutch toleware, bride’s boxes, candle boxes and related items must consult the Oxenfords. In my opinion their work is of museum quality.”
David L. Valuska, Ph.D.
—Professor of History at Kutztown University (emeritus)
—Freyberger Professor of Pennsylvania German Studies at Kutztown University (emeritus)
—Executive Director of the PA German Cultural Heritage Center at KU (emeritus)
—President of the Pennsylvania German Society (retired)
—Cultural Advisor Kutztown Pennsylvania German Festival (retired)