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salt glaze

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noun
  1. a ceramic glaze on stoneware produced by the chemical reaction that occurs when salt is thrown into a kiln during firing.

Origin of salt glaze

First recorded in 1850–55
Related formssalt glazing, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Aaron is mainly known as a block-cutter of salt-glaze moulds.

    Chats on Old Earthenware

    Arthur Hayden

  • Unless the modelling is of the highest order the salt-glaze figures are insipid.

  • The salt-glaze potter rarely enamelled his figures in colours.

  • The cement of Dihl consists of porcelain or salt-glaze potsherds ground fine, and mixed with boiled linseed oil.

  • Indeed, it was through an accidental boiling-over of this sort that salt-glaze was discovered.