MAJOLICA GLAZING: The name is thought to come from the medieval Italian word for Majorca island. An alternative explanation of the name is that it comes from the Spanish term obra de Malaga, denoting ‘’imported wares from Malaga’’, or obra de melenqua, the Spanish name for lustre. Majolica stains are made with frits and/or Gerstley borate, which are fluxes and glass formers. Majolica process involved completely coating terra cotta clay, or red-ware in an opaque white glaze, then painting on top of that unfired glaze with decorative stains and oxides. They allow the stain pastes to melt into the white base maj olica glaze they are layered on top of and add to an overall and consistent glossy finish.
WHITE FAYENCE CLAY: Mostly, we use the White Clay fayence which is an earthware clay with plasticity, suitable hand building.
NERIAGE TECHNIQUE: Neriage comes from the word Neriageru which means to polish up. The term Neriage is used among Japanese teachers for describing the dynamic and collaborative nature of a whole-class discussion in the lesson. Neriage is done by laminating different colored clays together and throwing them on a wheel to develop a swirling blend of the clays. Objects made this way can be left with the swirl pattern, or altered by various forms of cutting the surface.
STONEWARE CLAY: Beige clay with spots. Stoneware is dense pottery fired at high temperatures. It is made from clay, but is more durable than other kinds of pottery and earthenware.
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