Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

CHROMIUM OXIDE – Coloring Oxides

ca: ÒXID DE CROM - òxids colorants

es: ÓXIDO DE CROMO - óxidos colorantes

Chromium oxide is toxic and is a high firing pigment that produces opaque green. Oxides are raw pigments from which prepared colors and stains are compounded. However, they can be used alone in all the usual coloring applications in bodies and in under and on-glazes. Their susceptibility to modification by other materials is greater than that of prepared ones, so eccentric effects should be anticipated.