from our Folk Art Museum: a slide show about Majolica!

Here is a website version of “Cerámica y Cultura: The Story of Spanish and Mexican Mayólica” – a show that the International Museum of Folk Art showed back in 2007 and 2008, I believe. On this first page, it announces:
“CERAMICS MIRROR CULTURE. Changes in style and form reflect changes in the economy, society, politics, and religion. Nowhere is this more true than with mayólica, a ceramic version of the painted canvas.”

Mayólica, a form of glaze decoration that has inspired potters for a long time, and me, too.

Painting/illustrating/brushwork … on clay …

Robins in the arroyo ©2000 Cirrelda Snider-Bryan


4 Responses to “from our Folk Art Museum: a slide show about Majolica!”

  1. February 2, 2011 at 12:05 pm

    I like your ceramic “Robins in the arroyo.” The slide show of the Majolica is so interesting. What I like also is that the art form is so endurable. I would love to set our table like in the slide show with the ceramics. Do you on a regular basis make ceramic tile? Brenda and I usually go out to the Folk Art Museum about once a year. I’ll look for more exhibitions like Majolica.

  2. February 6, 2011 at 6:13 am

    What a beautiful art form, and as Jack above says, so enduring. I love ceramic art in general. It has both a utilitarian and artistic side. It also seems to be an art of the “people”, showing another side of human culture. Wonderful!

  3. February 12, 2011 at 5:03 am

    I can’t get this art out of my mind. Do you know if there are more places, especially online, where this can be seen. Beautiful and serene, it expresses so much.

    • February 12, 2011 at 8:40 am

      Wild Bill, I will look for you after I finish my Grasslands Habitat Prehistoric Preschool classes today. Majolica is the word to search for. Get out your brush and watercolor set and go to it painting patterns and abbreviated symbols of the forms around you!
      aka cirrelda

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