Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

BICOLOR - Pottery decorated with two colors.

ca: BICOLOR - Argila decorada amb dos colors.

es: BICOLOR - Argila decorada amb dos colors.

Bicolor is the name given to a style of decorating pottery with only two colors, any colors can be used but the most classic are manganese and copper green. The plate on the left is copied from a photo; the original is in the Ceramic Museum of Barcelona. It was painted after 1400 AD in Paterna, a town in Valencia. The plates below are new ones which were decorated using and mixing designs from the past.
Tricolor also exists, using three colors.