Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

MAJOLICA: 4f - Colors fired at two temperatures

ca: MAJÒLICA: 4f - Colors cuits a dues temperatures

es: MAYÓLICA: 4f - Colores cocidos a dos temperaturas

The SHIELD and the BOAT; decorated with the same methods.
The shield has nine pieces and the boat seven; they are in flat relief except for the parts round the edge. Fired three times and decorated in the same way; the shapes were first molded in refractory clay and fired at 850º C. Then the background of the shield and the anchor and rope of the boat were decorated and fired for the second time with colors that vitrified at 1280º C. Even the undecorated pieces were fired, to make sure the shrinking and change of color of the clay would be the same throughout.
The crown and shield and the picture of the boat were then decorated using the Majolica method and these pieces were fired for the third time at 980º C. Overall dimensions of both are approximately 75 × 90cm.

The next section; Majolica: 4g – Relief in four different thicknesses.