ceramic glaze

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ceramic glaze

[sə′ram·ik ′glāz]
(engineering)
A glossy finish on a clay body obtained by spraying with metallic oxides, chemicals, and clays and firing at high temperature.

ceramic color glaze, ceramic glaze

An opaque, colored glaze of satin or gloss finish; obtained by coating the clay body with a compound of metallic oxides, chemicals, and clays, either by spraying or by dipping, and then burning at high temperatures; the glaze is fused to the body, making them inseparable.
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The invention of a white pottery glaze suitable for painted decoration, by the addition of an oxide of tin to the slip of a lead glaze, was a major advance in the history of pottery.
Styles ranged from contemporary silver links and smoke-blue ceramic lamps to antique scroll, reactive pottery glaze and antiqued wood buoy models.
Pottery glaze may seem to be an innocent product, but for conservationists in Nova Scotia, it has become a threat to one of the province's most outstanding natural areas.
The remaining blank of the paper-cut pattern has visual contrast with the coloured pottery glaze.
Picking artifacts up randomly, he waxed eloquent about gold filigree, pottery glaze and ivory inlays.
From my early morning kitchen window I watch another 747 vapour trail dripping down the clear sky like a misplaced dab of pottery glaze on a piece of choice china.
PRI reports on common sources for lead poisoning around the globe: lead-based paint in the United States, batteries contaminating groundwater in Asia, pottery glazes in Latin America, mining operations and battery recycling in Africa.
In glass making, feldspars provide alumina, adding strength and hardness to the product, which are the same traits needed in pottery glazes.
Named after the planet Uranus, uranium was first used in pottery glazes and iridescent glass.
Another fugitive from mechanised production line practices was Howson Taylor who developed the glory of Ruskin pottery glazes in that least promising of Birmingham areas - Smethwick, a place which, over the years, he declined to leave.
Forrest's simple declarative writing style reveals a person who has assembled a vast body of knowledge on how to find and use naturally occurring minerals and plants to formulate pottery glazes.