Copper oxide glaze

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Oxblood gaze vase
MFA# 87.40
Chinese bowl
MFA# 58.394


Under oxidizing conditions, copper oxide will produce blue (with potassium oxide) or green (with Lead oxide) glazes and under reducing conditions, copper oxide will produce red or or black glazes (Hodges 1988).

Synonyms and Related Terms

glaçure à l'oxyde cuivre (Fr.); vidrado de óxido de cobre (Port.)


Resources and Citations

  • Henry Hodges, Artifacts: An Introduction to Early Materials and Technology, Ronald P. Frye, Kingston, Canada, 1988