Definition of salt glaze in English:

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salt glaze


A hard glaze with a pitted surface, produced on stoneware by adding salt to the kiln during firing.
Example sentences
  • While the thin salt glaze conformed closely to intricate designs, the transparent lead glaze tended to pool in the interstices of the molded patterns.
  • It was made from a mixture of clay and 20 per cent ground flint, with a salt glaze, and was a typical product of the Staffordshire industry.
  • The chemical affinity between body and salt glaze resulted in a remarkably durable, naturally white colored ware.



Example sentences
  • During the first half of the eighteenth century exports from England included London delftware, salt-glazed stoneware, and lead-glazed earthenware.
  • Perhaps the most significant vessel produced at the Parr pottery is a twenty-gallon salt-glazed stoneware cooler.
  • By the 1740s the teapot had been so fully integrated into the European ceramic repertory that English white salt-glazed stoneware teapots were sent to China to be reproduced in Chinese export porcelain.

salt glazing

Example sentences
  • During his tour in Japan, Dresser collected precisely this kind of ceramic ware with running glazes or simple salt glazing that influenced the later production at Linthorpe Pottery in Hull, England.
  • Salt glazing, with its distinctive "orange peel" surface, has long attracted both ceramicists and collectors. In his new book, well-known potter Phil Rogers looks at all the aspects of this very special glazing technique.

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