Majolica decoration is one of the most fascinating techniques of Italian Ceramic Art, are taught the basics of the decoration over glaze (majolica).  Classic designs are reproduction such as the geometric and floral Italian style.

Majolica decorationYou learn the techniques of majolica decoration (painting overglaze) in different styles and types, the technique we used is that most of the stencil that give to you easy painting learning: construction of stencil, glazing, retouching, colored ring, decorating and firing.

Each participant will begin with a simple decoration and will follow the procedure below.

Majolica decoration

Tile in red clay 20×20 cm

Majolica decoration

To pour the glaze on it

Majolica decoration

The glaze dries in few seconds, so you can paint over it.

Majolica decoration

We use a stencil to move the pattern on the glazed tile (old technique).

Majolica decoration

The stencil leaves a charcoal trace.

Majolica decoration

We put the tile on a potter’s wheel and we sign a circular line (filetto).

Majolica decoration

The tile is rest on the easel and we go over the lines of a drawing with orange colour.

Majolica decoration

After that we use the brown colour (manganese).

Majolica decoration

We change the brush and we paint the background (campitura) with yellow.

Majolica decoration

We carry on with orange (shading).

Majolica decoration

We paint the border with green peacock.

Majolica decoration

We add Verde Ramina (a sort of green that looks like black when we use it, but after firing is bright green).

Majolica decoration

At the end we add blue and the tide is ready to fire.

Majolica decoration

Result after firing at 940°C (1724 degrees Fahrenheit).

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