White Ground Technique

Use of the white ground technique begins just before time of the red on black style in 500 B.C.  About 30 years later this technique was refined by applying the white ground after the firing.  As a result, the brush work becomes much more detailed, but the durability of the surface is not as strong.  The majority of ware produced in this style comes in the lekythos form and was used in funeral rituals.