Mary's Maiolica Arts


Collections and History

International Museum of Ceramics in Faenza
The Fitzwilliam Museum -- search their online applied arts catalog for maiolica (hundreds of entries)
PotWeb -- Online ceramics from the Ashmolean Museum
National Gallery of Art -- Tour of Italian Renaissance Ceramics.
Museo Archeologico e della Ceramica -- Ceramic museum in Montelupo Italy.
European Reclamation & Historic Tile Company -- Look at their museum.  They also sell hand made reproductions of medieval tiles.
Medieval Pottery Research Group Links
University of Toronto -- Renaissance Maiolica as a Material Culture Study

Italian Information

Ceramics Online -- This is an Italian site so a good portion of it is in Italian. Click on the British flag for information in English. This site links to a variety of website on Italian ceramics including museums, schools, towns and companies. I found this website in a guide booklet for the town of Deruta.
Comune Di Deruta website

Research Hints

When searching the web for information on maiolica, try also the terms tin-glazed, majolica or faience. To find Italian web sites, try searching using the Italian spelling -- maioliche. Also try searching museum collections for specific pottery towns.

Partial List of Renaissance Pottery Centers

Yahoo Maiolica Group Members

The Gutenberg School of Scribes: Lesson 1: Maiolica History -- Maiolica Lessons from Gael Stirler of Chivalry Sports
Venetian Cat Studio

Italian Maiolica Retailers

Deruta hand painted ceramics -- factory and showroom located in same building as School of Ceramics in Deruta Italy.
Majolica -- American company selling modern hand painted Italian Ceramics.
Biordi Art Imports
Fidia Deruta  

Ceramic Supplies

Aftosa -- Wholesale ceramic and craft supplies.  Nice boxes and finishing supplies.
Hobby Colorobbia -- Manufacturer of maiolica glazes and under glazes.
Axner Pottery Supply
Bailey Pottery
Ceramic Crafts -- Online source for Colorobbia products in the United States

Brush Sources

Dove Brushes -- A good source for soft fan shaped glaze brushes.
Silver Falcon -- sells 10/0 and 20/0 long liner paint brushes
Kala Brush Company -- sells fine quality paint brushes
Mister Art -- source of Duncan ceramic brushes
Dick Blick -- source for reservoir brushes

Ceramic Magazines

Crafts Report Magazine
Ceramics Monthly
Fired Arts and Crafts
Pottery Making Illustrated

Clay Beads

Beads-of-Clay organization of ceramic bead makers
Joan Miller porcelain beads
Earthenwood Studio

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