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  • noun Plural form of engobe.


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  • The application of slips or engobes, colored clays applied directly to the ceramic body without a covering glaze, was another important decorative technique for eighteenth-century pottery, one that more clearly illustrates the symbiotic relationship between object and decoration technique. 43 Wedgwood's encaustic ceramics, created to imitate red-figure vases, were among the most famous instances of this style.

    The Creation of Color in Eighteenth-Century Europe

  • Recipes for engobes look like those for glazes with a high percentage of refractory ingredients.

    10. Decoration

  • Here we will only discuss some of the main techniques for using glazes and engobes.

    10. Decoration

  • Usually engobes designed for plastic clay will not fit on bone dry or biscuit clay and vice versa.

    10. Decoration

  • Coloring oxides are added to engobes as a percentage, as with glazes.

    10. Decoration

  • This is the best stage for applying engobes, as it permits the widest range of decorating techniques (brushing, incising, inlaying, stencil etc. - see below).

    10. Decoration

  • Colored engobes can also be termed underglaze colors.

    12. Developing glazes

  • The nonplastic ingredients are feldspar and quartz, and for low-temperature engobes frit is sometimes added to lower the vitrification point.

    10. Decoration

  • - Add clay or quartz to underglaze pigments and engobes.

    11. Glaze problems

  • For white engobes, the plastic ingredients are china clay and ball clay.

    10. Decoration


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