Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

MAJOLICA: 4g - Relief in different thicknesses.

ca: MAJÒLICA: 4g - Relleu pla de gruixos diferents.

es: MAYÓLICA: 4g - Relieve plano de grosores diferentes.

TAURO (Taurus)

There are five pieces of flat relief of four different thicknesses made in refractory clay, It was rolled out to the heights needed, then each piece was cut to the required size and then shaped by hand so the pieces would fit together. It was all bisque fired at 1200º C then decorated using the Majolica method and finally fired again at 980º C.

a) TAURO; the clouds on the left and right are the thinnest, then the piece with the RO, then TAU; then the thickest, the bull. The letters are dug out so that they are at a lower level than the clouds.
b) GEMINIS; is made in five pieces, figures, grass and the three others that carry the name.

This is the last section, to go to the first; Majolica: 4a – Layout of one tile designs.