Yaroslavl majolica - one of the oldest crafts of Yaroslavl and the pride of local craftsmen. This is called a variety of ceramics made from clay with painted glazes.
The technique originated in the early XV century and was named in honor of the Spanish island of Mallorca (Majorca), where painted pottery were brought to Europe. Heart of Yaroslavl majolica won more in the XVII century, when elegant temples, vozvodimvshiesya the means of rich merchants, began decorating glazed tiles - tiles made in the majolica technique.
Majolica figures come from Yaroslavl for decades adorned the interiors of the citizens of all Russia, and at the end of XX century maiolica was again revived by Yaroslav artists to fill our homes with joy and comfort.
Products from majolica molded from raw clay, then glaze on the basis of quartz powder. Each figurine paint by hand and put in a special oven. The glaze melts, and clay figurines are strong, smooth and shiny. The most popular souvenirs from majolica since the days of our grandmothers are amusing figurines, toys and, of course, bells, which is famous Yaroslavl.