Blister glaze

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A ceramic glaze with a rough surface due to numerous broken bubbles. Blister glazed are made by mixing a glaze with a compound that will form excessive gas during the firing process. Examples of these compounds include: calcium carbonate, magnesium carbonate, calcium sulfate dihydrate, and manganese dioxide.

Synonyms and Related Terms

glaze blister; vidro "borbulhado" (Port.)

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)

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