About majolica. Carole Epp has a great post today about all sorts of pottery......teapots....and an excellent little article on Italian Maiolica. And yes, I spell it majolica but pronounce it either way. Walter Ostrom always said it was maiolica to differentiate from English majolica. Linda Arbuckle said either way, as I recall. (Ah the plight of the art historian!)
The really neat thing is that this is the same process I use. My glazes are probably a little harder, and I have different degrees of shiny, but the process is the same. I don't do a final clear overcoat and I NEVER use lead in any way, shape or form. I do size my glazes before I start to decorate, but it's still a what you put down is what you have proposition.
The fish is a test design, done on a cracked bowl. This one will get added to my repertoire!
And last, what would a day be without a picture of one of the four legged residents? This is Aloysius, the stretchable cat (Spike's skinny cousin) contemplating the best way to open the door to escape. I wasn't fast enough the get him actually pushing the handle. He does not know the door is locked, leading to much crying frustration. There are too many bad critters in the woods these days to let the menagerie out.
Happy Week End!
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