Majolica

Majolica is a decorated tin-glazed earthenware, low fired and decorated over an opaque tin oxide glaze. The firing temperatures allow for the brilliance of colors, however they also contribute to fragility. This ware descends from throughout the Mediterranean basin, a region which enjoys a warm climate and arid terrain. This is traditionally a region where fuel sources were limited, prohibiting the production of more resilient wares such as porcelain or stonewares which require much higher firing temperatures. The typical firing range for this type of ceramic is Cone 06 to Cone 03.

Challenges

Challenges arise mainly from the fragility of majolica. Processes have been refined with the help of lab testing of materials and it is not much of a problem anymore. Issues that apply to low-fire wares apply here.

Market

Majolica has seen a recent resurgence with many prominent ceramic artists working in this style. Artists with great brushwork skills love the medium because it allows you to treat the clay like a painter's canvas.

Kilns

Majolica-style ceramics can be created in any of our kilns. Take into consideration the size and shape of your work and L&L salespeople can direct you to the series that suits your needs.

Recommended Kilns

The L&L Flagship Kiln: Six popular Easy-Fire models. Multi-Zone control. Sectional. Easy maintenance. Sizes from 2.5 to 10.2 cubic feet. Most models and voltages are Cone 10.
School-Master kilns are designed specifically for K-12 schools with a Five-Year Warranty. One-touch simple control. Sectional. Graded elements. Cone 6 but with plenty of power for long life.
The ideally sized Fuego Craft Kiln reaches Cone 10 with power to spare on a 240 volt 20 amp circuit. Includes simple One-Touch™ program control.
The perfect hobby kiln with a 12 foot long 30 amp cord for plugging into a dryer outlet. One-Touch Simple Control. Cone 10.
High Power Production version of Easy-Fire Series with "Quad" element design. Multi-Zone Control. Sectional. Easy Maintenance. Sizes From 6.7 To 10.2 Cubic Feet. Cone 10.
Small Kiln for Hobby Use and Glaze Testing. One-Touch or DynaTrol program controls. Various voltages and amp ratings.
Affordable front-loading kilns with professional features like an 4-1/2" K25 arched roof, door elements, cooling vent and 5" of multi-layered insulation. Multi-Zone DynaTrol. Cone 10.
Large Heavy-Duty Front-Loading Kilns. Includes 4-1/2" K25 arched roof, door elements, and 5" of multi-layered insulation. Multi-Zone DynaTrol. Cone 10.
Customizable Automatic Zoned Top-Loading Kilns - up to 45" tall. Multi-Zone control. Sectional with plug in control panel. Easy maintenance. Sizes from 2.6 to 17 cubic feet. Most models and voltages are Cone 10.
Jupiter Kilns that pull apart for easy loading of sculpture
Large Square and Rectangular Production kilns. Multi-Zone Control. Floor-standing panel. Spring-loaded hinge. Sectional. Easy Maintenance. Sizes From 5 To 34.5 Cubic Feet. Cone 10.
Bell-Lift Production Kilns
Custom Configured and Designed for Industrial Applications