Majolica

Large Bowl with leaf Motif
Large Bowl with leaf Motif

Use as a pasta bowl, your favorite salad...or a center piece

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detail of large bowl with leaf motif
detail of large bowl with leaf motif
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1a.Vase with leaf motif
1a.Vase with leaf motif

Accent this vase with a bouquet of flowers.

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1b. Another view of 1a.
1b. Another view of 1a.
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1c. Another view of 1a.
1c. Another view of 1a.

Show off your floral bouquet in this beautiful vase.

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1a. Majolica Fruitful Vase
1a. Majolica Fruitful Vase
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1b. View 2 of Majolica Fruitful Vase
1b. View 2 of Majolica Fruitful Vase
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1c. View 3 of Majolica Fruit Vase
1c. View 3 of Majolica Fruit Vase
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2a. Majolica leaf motif
2a. Majolica leaf motif
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My involvement  with Maiolica glazing began when I was teaching at the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo, Michigan.  Paul Flickinger, the lead ceramic professor, encouraged me to teach a class in maiolica glazing.  I became fascinated with the different applications and multitude of colors. Maiolica created the opportunity for me to glaze in a painterly fashion.

Brief History

Islamic potters originally developed the white tin-glaze, decorative technique during the Middle Ages. The development was inspired by the fine decorative Chinese Porcelain which was traded with Persia, The tin-glaze and decorating technique spread into Spain, and was developed into what is known as Hispano-Moresque ware. During the 11th and 12th centuries, Spanish tin-glaze pottery was imported into Italy. About 1200 AD the Italian potters adapted the technique and eventually called it "maiolica". The name "maiolica" was believed to be derived from where the tin-glaze ware was imported , Majorca Spain.

CLAY IS THE WAY

 

Maiolica is a type of low-fire earthenware clay covered with an opaque white tin glaze and decorated with colored pigments. This type of pottery is also known by the names majolica, faience, delftware, and tin-glazed pottery.  Maiolica pottery became popular in Italy during the Renaissance.