Renaissance stove subject of V & A ceramics restoration class

In an article for the Victoria and Albert Museum, Senior Ceramics and Glass Conservator Fi Jordan shares photos and commentary on a student project to clean a 16th century, free-standing ceramic stove. (photos)

The stove, which will become part of the Palace and Home display in the museum's Medieval and Renaissance galleries, was constructed by Hans Kraut in Villingen, Germany. The stove is made of "relief-moulded lead-glazed earthenware and painted tin-glazed earthenware stove tiles."