Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi

DISSOLVENT - Substances which burn away when fired in pottery.

ca: COMBUSTIBLES - Substància que es cremen en ceràmica.

es: COMBUSTIBLES - Sustancias que se queman en cerámica.

Dissolvent materials: substances which burn away when fired, such as rice, leaves and petals, organic stains or natural substances like charcoal powder, talcum powder; these are used to mark or pounce designs on clay and glazes. Varnish and oil paint are used to adhere and keep colors separated when painting on to an already fired glaze.