Cuerda Seca, Spanish for dry cord, is an ancient technique developed by the Moors in the 14th century as a time-saving way to mimic the look of mosaics. Using a liquid wax resist, I create surface tension causing the glaze particles to pile up on one another. Although the wax fires off early in the process; the glaze stays put. The wax gives you the faux grout line while the thick application of glaze raises the surface of the individual colors creating the look of a mosaic. This cloisonne inspired method produces rich colors and a desire to reach out and touch it.