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[[File:24.78-SC2622.jpg|thumb|Glazed wool<br>MFA# 24.78]]
 
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== Description ==
 
== Description ==
[[File:92.6096-SC122803.jpg|thumb|Japanese bowl]]
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[[File:92.6096-SC122803.jpg|thumb|Japanese bowl<br>MFA# 92.6096]]
 
A thin, glassy coating or finish.  
 
A thin, glassy coating or finish.  
  
--Paintings: Glaze is a thin film of transparent to semitransparent color added to change tonality. Glazes may be composed of diluted oil or oil/resin [[paint]]. A glaze usually refers to a darker color (e.g., [[Vandyke brown]]) applied over a lighter underlayer.  
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* Paintings: Glaze is a thin film of transparent to semitransparent color added to change tonality. Glazes may be composed of diluted oil or oil/resin [[paint]]. A glaze usually refers to a darker color (e.g., [[Vandyke brown]]) applied over a lighter underlayer.  
  
--Ceramics: Glaze is a thin, vitreous, opaque coating fired on the surface of a [[ceramic]] body to add color, texture, and water resistance. Ceramic glazes are usually mixtures of silicates, lead compounds, and [[boric acid]] flux.  
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* Ceramics: Glaze is a thin, vitreous, opaque coating fired on the surface of a [[ceramic]] body to add color, texture, and water resistance. Ceramic glazes are usually mixtures of silicates, lead compounds, and [[boric acid]] flux.  
  
--Textiles and paper: Glaze is a highly polished finish obtained by treating the [[textile|fabric]] or [[paper]] with [[starch]], [[glue]], [[wax]], or [[synthetic resin|synthetic resins]], then heat-pressing. [[Chintz]] fabric, [[leather|leathers]], and many decorative papers are glazed.
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* Textiles and paper: Glaze is a highly polished finish obtained by treating the [[textile|fabric]] or [[paper]] with [[starch]], [[glue]], [[wax]], or [[synthetic resin|synthetic resins]], then heat-pressing. [[Chintz]] fabric, [[leather|leathers]], and many decorative papers are glazed.
  
 
[[File:99.74-142-13.jpg|thumb|Glazed pot<br>MFA# 99.74]]
 
[[File:99.74-142-13.jpg|thumb|Glazed pot<br>MFA# 99.74]]

Latest revision as of 12:39, 27 August 2022

Glazed wool
MFA# 24.78

Description

Japanese bowl
MFA# 92.6096

A thin, glassy coating or finish.

  • Paintings: Glaze is a thin film of transparent to semitransparent color added to change tonality. Glazes may be composed of diluted oil or oil/resin Paint. A glaze usually refers to a darker color (e.g., Vandyke brown) applied over a lighter underlayer.
  • Ceramics: Glaze is a thin, vitreous, opaque coating fired on the surface of a Ceramic body to add color, texture, and water resistance. Ceramic glazes are usually mixtures of silicates, lead compounds, and Boric acid flux.
Glazed pot
MFA# 99.74

Synonyms and Related Terms

glazing; glaçure (Fr.); veladura (Esp., Port.)

Resources and Citations

  • R. J. Gettens, G.L. Stout, Painting Materials, A Short Encyclopaedia, Dover Publications, New York, 1966
  • Reed Kay, The Painter's Guide To Studio Methods and Materials, Prentice-Hall, Inc., Englewood Cliffs, NJ, 1983
  • Ralph Mayer, A Dictionary of Art Terms and Techniques, Harper and Row Publishers, New York, 1969 (also 1945 printing)
  • ASTM, "Standard Terminology Relating to Paint, Varnish, Lacquer and Related Products", Annual Book of ASTM Standards, Section 6, Paints, Related Coatings and Aromatics, ASTM, D16, 7-Jan, Jul-96
  • Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Dictionary of Fiber & Textile Technology (older version called Man-made Fiber and Textile Dictionary, 1965), Hoechst Celanese Corporation, Charlotte NC, 1990
  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982
  • The Dictionary of Paper, American Paper Institute, New York, Fourth Edition, 1980
  • E.J.LaBarre, Dictionary and Encyclopedia of Paper and Paper-making, Swets & Zeitlinger, Amsterdam, 1969
  • Teri Hensick, contributed information, 1998

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