Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi


ca: GRES - Esmalts

es: GRES - Esmaltes

Glazed stoneware; can be fired between 1200º C and 1300º C. You can buy the glazes or prepare them yourself. Their main flux is feldspar which makes up over 40/50% of the whole. Whether in an oxidant or reducing atmosphere and using either electric or gas kilns, very good results with high resistance can be obtained. The glazes can be transparent, glossy, satin or matte and are very resistant to water.

In Europe the production of stoneware started in the XII century in Germany