Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

CREAM - The name of a color.

ca: CREMA - Nom d’un color.

es: CREMA - Nombre de un color.

Cream is an off white color, slightly yellow. It gets this name as it is the same color as the fatty part of milk, which rises to the surface when the liquid is allowed to stand. The photos show two tiles; one is white, industrially made; the other is “Siglo 18” (Spanish for 18th Century), which is the glaze-base we use as explained in the Majolica Method.

Read more about: Glaze-base (b) Types of bases