The 14th century production is known as Archaic Majolica.
The term “archaic” is, in fact, used to indicate the first types of pottery known in Italy and above all in Umbrian tradition.
This kind of production is characterized by simple forms, natural and abstract decorations with the use of two natural colors: brown tint derived from manganese and green from copper.
Surely, the most popular objects of this period are basins, jugs, rustic pots, bowls and flasks used for practical and domestic necessities.
Glazed Slipware is a technique was a typical production of Mediaeval time.
It’s a kind of pottery coated with slip; then its surface can be decorated with a paintbrush or a stick to obtain a graffito design. Finally, the object is coated with another varnish, called glaze.
“foto vasella arcaica”