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TERMINOLOGY ASPECTS OF POTTERY - GRANNIES GARAGE

Posted by Jean Martineau on

I've had a number of questions on the terminology used to describe certain aspects of pottery. I hope you find this useful. COLD PAINTOil paint that is applied over the glaze for decorative purposes after the final firing. As it is not protected by the glaze, it is susceptible to chipping and wear. Water will damage cold paint. CRACKLE FINISH A fine network of cracks or crazing deliberately produced in a glaze to give it an antiqued appearance. The cracks are often accentuated by staining. Often used on reproduction pieces to fake aging. CRAZINGUnintentional cracking of the glaze caused by...

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