Faience is a type of decorative ceramics which is fired twice. The main characteristic of Faience is that, after the product has been fired, it is soaked in white glazing. After it has dried, floral ornamentation is painted into the glazing using high-heat paints in blue, yellow, green and violet. During the second firing which is up to 1000°C, the ceramics receives its characteristic high shine. This excellent combination of the pure base and the delicate design provides outstanding results. Faience has always been highly valued for its high shine and ornamentation. Unlike ordinary pottery, which is glazed only sporadically, Faience was highly sought especially at aristocratic and noble courts, among elite clergymen and by the richest town burghers.
The Faience technique was perfected in Moorish Spain in the 15th century. From here it spread across the Renaissance Roman South (especially to the Italian town of Faenza, from which the ceramics got its name) and to France, Holland, Switzerland, and in the first half of the 16th century, to Bohemia, and especially to Moravia. Here the Faience gradually developed a more folk and country character.
Various products were produced: ornamental kegs for spirits, wheel thrown jugs, mugs and bowls with perforated rims and , plates with ornamentally curved designs which resembles lace more than ceramics.
All our products are still handmade. From mixing clay, shaping the product, through glazing, to painting. Thanks to the fact that each piece is an original. Take into account that the final product may not look exactly like the image on our site. All our utility ceramics have passed food safety certificate and do not contain any lead, or any other dangerous chemicals. As soon as we receive the payment, we will ship out vast majority of our products within 7 days. It may take more time for large orders. Also, delivery time varies based on the shipping destination.