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Nothing beats majolica when you’re looking for a way to add color to your surfaces. This centuries-old low-temperature onglaze decorating technique, which began in the Middle East centuries ago, is seeing a renaissance among potters today. Linda Arbuckle, a long-time practitioner, has dedicated years to the study and perfection of majolica and brings the process into 21st century. In this video, you’ll learn about the background, materials, tools, tips and techniques you need to get started. Through a series of easy-to-follow demonstrations, Linda guides you step-by-step through the entire decorating process.

Chapter 1 - Majolica Overview
Chapter 2 - Applying the Base Glaze
Chapter 3 - Surface Preparation
Chapter 4 - Decorating a Ewer
Chapter 5 - Decorating a Rectangular Tray
Chapter 6 - Decorating a Large Serving Bowl
Chapter 7 - Decorating a Small Serving Bowl
Chapter 8 - Stamping & Spattering Techniques

Total runtime: Approximately 2 hours, 30 minutes


About the Author

Linda Arbuckle

A longtime practitioner of the majolica process, Linda Arbuckle is also a professor at the University of Florida. Her work has been recognized through an Artists’ Fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts, as well as a Florida Individual Artists’ Fellowship. She has participated in artist residencies in Wales and the People’s Republic of China, and has been a faculty presenter at such well-respected craft schools as Penland, Arrowmont, Haystack and the Archie Bray Foundation, to name a few. Her work appears in museum collections worldwide and she has been featured in numerous books and magazines. To learn more about Linda, please visit
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