Silica/sand requires special treatment before it can be formed into a desired shape. Before shaping the material was mixed with water.
Three main methods of shaping can be distinguished:
Modelling by hand
Modelling by using a mould
Modelling around a core
Forming a faience object; scene from the tomb of Ibi, 26th Dynasty, after Davies 1902: pl. 25
mould for faience lotus flower, UC 1710, from Amarna
After modelling the glaze was applied to the object.
moulds from a workshop at Amarna
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