The next step in maiolica I took was when I started painting the cave animals inspired by the Lascaux caves in France on my pottery. I wanted a solid background and wanted a slightly watercolor effect on the glaze painting. Maiolica gives a great surface for watercolor-like effects. Thus I worked on these pots.
Friday, November 28, 2014
These two bowls were my first attempts at Italian Renaissance Maiolica. The shields in the center are often seen in maiolica from this time and place, also the bowls on little pedestals with opposing handles are an oft used design .
I let the idea of maiolica rest for a few years. I liked them, but it took so very long to complete the painting that I concentrated on other things for awhile. But more to come.