Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

BAND (0) A line painted around a circular pottery utensil.

ca: BANDAT (0) Una línea al voltant d'un objecte circular en cerámica.

es: BANDAS (0) Una línea alrededor de un objeto circular en cerámica.

Band refers to lines of different widths marked around circular pottery utensils, such as plates, jars or lids, so both ends meet exactly. Any method such as painting, drawing, scratching, etc., can be used and it can be done at all stages of production: freshly thrown work, leather dry, bisque, unfired glaze-base, as well as on a glazed surface.

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