Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Majolica Butterfly

Majolica is a type of pottery in which an earthenware clay body (usually a red earthenware) is covered with an opaque white glaze (traditionally a lead glaze including tin), then painted with stains or glazes and fired.

Today, we don't use lead based or tin based glazes, but the technique is the same. This was painted on top of an opaque white glaze with satin glazes and fired. It is perfectly food safe.