Exploring the Contrasts Between Glaze and Underglaze

What Are The Differences Between Glaze And Underglaze?

Glaze & underglaze is used in ceramic arts to add color & texture. Glaze is a thin layer of liquid clay applied to the surface & then fired to form a hard, glossy coating. Underglaze is applied directly to the raw clay before glazing & is protected by the glaze layer. Underglaze provides a long-lasting … Read more

The Differences Between Slip and Underglaze

The Differences Between Slip and Underglaze

Slip and underglaze are both materials used in ceramics, but serve different purposes. Slip is a liquid mixture of clay and water used for forming ceramic pieces and as a base for glaze. Underglaze, on the other hand, is a colored material applied to the bisque-fired clay before the final glaze firing. It creates a … Read more

A Step-by-Step Guide to Adding Water to Glaze

How to Make the Perfect Glaze with Water

Water can be added to glaze to thin it out and make it more fluid. The amount of water added will depend on the desired consistency and the specific glaze recipe being used. Too much water can dilute the glaze and affect its final appearance and performance, so it’s important to add it gradually and … Read more

The Perfect Timing for Glaze Drying: How Long Before Firing?

The Perfect Timing for Glaze Drying: How Long Before Firing?

Glaze should dry completely before firing to avoid cracks and bubbles in the glaze surface. The drying time depends on the thickness of the glaze, humidity, and temperature conditions, but generally it takes anywhere from 12 to 24 hours. It’s best to wait until the glaze is completely dry to the touch before firing to … Read more

Exploring the Art of Salt Glazed Pottery

Exploring the Art of Salt Glazed Pottery

Salt glazed pottery is a type of ceramics that is made by applying a layer of salt to the surface of the clay before firing. The salt reacts with the silica in the clay and creates a glaze that gives the pottery a hard, glossy surface. The glaze provides a barrier against water. The unique … Read more

Ceramic Glaze | What Are Ceramic Glazes Made Of

What Are Ceramic Glazes Made Of

A ceramic glaze is a covering or coating of a material that has been fired & fused to pottery. A glaze can be thought of as a chemical formula because, after applying a glaze & going through the firing process, it causes a chemical reaction in which the glaze is fused to the pottery & provides a durable surface.

Is Glazed Pottery Dishwasher Safe?

Is Glazed Pottery Dishwasher Safe

Is Glazed Pottery Safe to Wash in the Dishwasher? Glazed pottery may be washed in the dishwasher. Glazed pottery after everyday usage in the dishwasher retains gloss, and colors remain vibrant. Even glazed pottery in matte glazes does not wear out in the dishwasher. Glazed pottery is tough, long-lasting, and dishwasher safe. Avoid drastic fluctuations … Read more

Is Glazed Ceramic Pottery Food Safe?

Is Glazed Ceramic Pottery Food Safe

Is It Safe To Eat On Glazed Ceramic Pottery? Glazed ceramic pottery can leach metals, harbor bacteria, and even flake off into food and drink, making it unsafe. According to the FDA, some ceramics, both imported and domestic, have been determined unsafe for food. For glazed ceramic pottery and food safety, it’s best to error … Read more