Ceramic - Pottery Dictionary

by Susan Mussi


ca: CERA

es: CERA

Wax: It is also called beeswax, a solid, yellowish, nonglycerine substance allied to fats and oils, secreted by bees, plastic when warm and melting at about 145º F, variously employed on making candles, models, casts, ointments, etc., and used by bees in constructing their honeycomb. From: the printed edition of Webster’s Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary.

Note: They forgot to mention that wax is also used to decorate pottery by applying liquid wax over some areas, then slip or a glaze is applied, when fired the wax burns leaving a design with colors and ceramic textures
Read more about: Slip decorating