engobe


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engobe

[än′gōb]
(materials)
A thin layer of fluid clay applied to a piece of earthenware to support a glaze or enamel or to cover blemishes.
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Because of the scarcity of green clay and the difficulty in firing green clay products, green clay is usually used to produce engobe or small articles and it will become khaki or yellowish green after being fired.
For this reason the Yavi-Chicha pottery types Yavi Chico Polichrome, Engobe Morado, Portillo Ante Liso, Black Polished, Pink Smoothed, Grey Smoothed, Grey Incised, Orange Polished, Casabindo Painted, Coarse and Inka types were included in the studied sample, due to the universality (at a macroscopic scale) of the diagnostic white non-plastic inclusions.
It's best to allow the underglaze or engobe to set up a bit and stiffen before cutting through it.
They're made of red clay and a slip of white liquid clay called engobe, along with metallic oxides.
Be sure to fire to the correct cone required for the slip or engobe.
After firing in the kiln, the object thus obtains a local natural engobe, particular to that place alone.
Black engobe could be applied on the inlaid parts before bisque firing.
I currently use terra-cotta clay, which I cover with a white engobe and bisque fire.
The box and legs are pale and appear unglazed (he often used engobe but not glaze); the faces of the cube are marked with strips of white with lacy black rectangles (presciently resembling today's QR codes) stamped in rows.
Sometimes as an alternative to using majolica as the base, I use a white engobe applied to red earthenware while it is leather hard.
Specifically I wanted to explore the possibilities of applying engobe to the surface of my work using something other than a brush.
The crisp glass forms serve to enliven the subdued matte finish of white engobe applied to the anchoring clay body.