Home > Resources > Glossary > Definitions - F > Faience


A general word covering low-fire colored clay bodies, such as Egyptian paste. Often a misused term, it is more particularly a French name for the tin-enameled earthenware made in the Italian town of Faenza during its period of Hispano-Moresque influence.


  A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z