The so-called Aresta or Cuenca technique appeared towards the end of the 15th. century (Cuenca= trough or hollow). A mould or pattern is pressed into the soft clay and the clay around the mould forms into raised ridges. The glaze with the colour is then filled into the depressions. The designs are similar to the Corda-Seca technique, but the fired glaze is more resistant to wear and abrasion. The so-called relief tiles which we sell (picture below right) copy this technique and are based on the old designs. Each of the fields of the design are elaborately coloured by hand by pipetting the glaze using a thin hollow needle.



All Sevilla designs available in white and crème glaze 



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