Definitions for "faience"
Glazed earthenware; esp., a fine variety that which is decorated with colorful designs in an opaque glaze.
A precursor to glass. Probably first made 5,500 years ago. It consists of a core of quartz particles fused together. Over the core a glaze is applied. Most faience pieces have lost the glaze because the core and glass expand and contract at different rates as it gets hotter or colder. (Other information)
French version of tin-glazed earthenware.
Keywords:  iaru, fields
Fields of Iaru
Keywords:  glassy, beads, fuse, clay, sand
Faience is made of sand and clay mixed together. This is heated until the materials fuse together to form a blue-green glassy surface. It was mostly made into small objects, like beads.