Summer’s winding down and it’s that time of year when wood firing at Peter’s Valley Craft Center becomes the focus. But this before and after Maiolica image is so cool I just had to share it. I demonstrated the maiolica technique of glazing a hand built earthenware plate at my Earthworks, NYC workshops this summer. The image shows you how the painted surface looks both before and after the final glaze firing. On the top half the plate has been decorated over the white maiolica glaze and then fired. There is a big change in the color and brightness!