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Mixture of two substances which has the lowest melting point in the whole series of possible compositions
Substance that promotes fusion in a given mixture of raw materials/lowers high melting points (usually of silica & alumina)/promotes liquefaction
Removal, in the unfired state of excess body left in the shaping of pottery-ware at such places as seams and edges
Slip coating applied to a ceramic body for imparting colour, opacity or other characteristics/sometimes includes non-clay materials
Very plastic form of clay such as ball clay
Coloured, glass-like decoration applied to ceramic wares/also called 'on-glaze' decoration/often made by mixing metal oxides w/flux & fired to temps of 700-800 Celsius
Light-coloured pottery body covered with a tin glaze with overglaze decorations in cobalt on the unfired glaze/developed in Holland to imitate Chinese blue & white porcelain
Pottery created by low temperature firing
Term for plates & dishes/in US refers to utensils (forks, spoons, knives)
Natural gums used as binders to enable the glaze to adhere better to the body
Removal of entrapped air from a mass or slurry, often by the application of a vacuum
DescriptionTerm
Fine tin-glazed pottery on a delicate pale buff earthenware body/originated in Italy
Glazing pottery by immersion in a glaze suspension
Process in which the joining surfaces of clay and glaze interact during firing ending in a thin combined layer of the two
Product made by quenching and breaking up a glass of a specific composition/used in creation of enamels & glazes
Crack caused by thermal shock, especially if ware cooled too rapidly after it has been fired
Process of heating pottery in a kiln to bring the glaze or clay body to maturity
Firing cycle in a kiln to the temperature at which the glaze materials will melt to form a glasslike surface coating
Coating that has been matured to the glassy state on a formed ceramic article, or the material or mixture from which the coating is made
To separate agglomerates in a slurry by chemical means, and so decrease viscosity
Highly heat resistant form of clay which can be combined with other clays to increase the firing temperature
Unfired clay articles/also term for Celadon

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