In this paper a method to produce laminated ceramic composites containing residual stresses is described. The method consist in superimposing thin layers obtained by tape casting, their worm-pressing and sintering. Detailed information on the process and on the slurry compositions are reported. The reasons why laminated structure can exhibit improved performances are also illustrated. The model on which a multilayer composite, containing residual stresses, can be designed is briefly illustrated. The relationship among the physical, chemical and microstructural properties of the different layers, necessary to stimulate the residual stresses outlined.