Royal Tichelaar Makkum is the only company in the Netherlands that has produced tiles and pottery using traditional techniques since the 17th century. The tiles are made from Frisian sea clay mixed with marl. When the clay is dried, after it has been shaped, the tile is fired for the first time. Then an opaque layer of tin-glaze is applied, which is prepared according to an old secret recipe. Undecorated tiles are then fired a second time. Tiles that are to be decorated first pass to the painters after being glazed. This process is known as the majolica technique. It gives the tiles a deep, radiant effect as the outlines of the pattern blend with the white tin-glaze in the heat. Royal Tichelaar Makkum is the only company that has remained continuously faithful to this technique.
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