Cratering

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Description

A bowl shaped depression that occurs on painted surfaces. Cratering is caused when a coating poorly adheres to unclean or oily areas on the substrate. Some glazes on ceramics are specifically designed to produce small craters for visual effect.

Hazards and Safety

For crater glazes: R. Fournier, Illustrated Dictionary of Practical Pottery, Chilton Book Co., Radnor, PA, 1996.

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