Tin-Glazed Earthenware
1217 B.C. Faenza Italy
Alec Roberts
Key Points
• Tin-glazed pottery is a majolica pottery covered
in glaze containing tin oxide which is white, shiny
and solid.
• The pottery body is usually made of red or buff
colored earthenware and the white glaze.
• Earthenware is pottery made of clay fired which
can be made solid to liquids by the use of a
• Majolica is typically brightly painted over an
solid white background glaze.
Key Facts
• Tin-glazed earthenware, was always usually
made in a workshop in a families homes in
Faenza Italy , where they had all the materials.
• Materials/How it was made - 40% ball wet
mud/dirt, 28% kaolin – a soft white clay for fillers,
32% quartz hard colorless material that is shiny.
• Purpose/Function – These are plates/bowl for
putting object in or on for inside a home. They
are decorative items also.
Key Facts/History
• Texture – smooth/glossy, because of the
white glaze and it is soft.
• Shape – a round plate, slate or bowl
• Each plate, bowl or slate that is made,
always has a picture or symbol that means
something special or can tell a story.