Maiolica: Now with Grotesques.
Grotesques are the misshapen animals and people that are painted on later period maiolica. Sometimes they are combinations of animals and people, sometimes a large platter is covered with a multitude of these guys. The lanky lion and prancing antelope are my first attempts. I previously didn't have a positive attitude towards grotesques, mostly because of those in sculpture and household furnishings. But I quite liked these and will be doing more.