Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

BEADING - Is a glaze failure, it separates into patches.

ca: SEPARACIÓ - Un fracàs de l'esmalt, es separa en parts.

es: SEPARACIÓN - Un fracaso del esmalte, se separa en partes.

Beading occurs when a fired glaze does not adhere to the surface to which it is applied. It separates, shrinks and rolls back leaving patches showing the bisque body. It can be seen round the edges, in small individual patches or all over the surface. Before the firing the decorated piece seemed perfect.