Engobe

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Description

A decorative clay slip that is applied to dried, unfired pots to produce a smooth colored surface. Engobe is composed of a dilute clay base with added colored oxides, feldspar, and silica (Mayer 1969).

Synonyms and Related Terms

engobe (Fr., Port.); barbotine (Fr.); slip (Ned.); slip glaze

Additional Information

R. Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row, New York, 1969.

Authority

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

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