Frit & Glaze / Glaze & Engobes

Glaze & Engobes

imageMasks the fired colour of the ceramic body so the engobe should be as white as possible:

  • Creates a smooth and flat surface ready for the glaze application
  • Promotes the coupling between the glaze and the body with the right thermal expansion
  • Avoids bad reactions between the body and the glaze.

The glaze is the “dress” of ceramicware; its main purposes are:

  • Coating the body: provides impermeability, hygienic properties, is easy to clean
  • Protection: give resistance to chemical agents and scratches
  • Fashion: give desire aesthetic effects