These pieces are hand crafted utilizing a multi-step Tuscan technique from the mid-century – a “wax resist” process. The vessel is fired with the base color (heavy texture grey); then artisans paint in wax where they want the base color decoration to remain. A second color is applied (red), and the piece is fired for a second time. In the kiln, the wax melts away revealing the base color, and the second color is baked on. This is an example of a highly specialized technique that has been mastered by this nearly 100 year old Italian workshop.