overglaze definition

  • noun:
    • An outer coat of glaze on an item of pottery.
    • A painted or imprinted design applied over a glaze.
    • The external layer or coat of glaze on a piece of pottery
    • A decoration, often enamel, used over a glaze.
    • In ceramics, an additional glaze placed on a piece of porcelain which the very first glaze is deeply coloured or crackled, or covered with paintings in enamel.
  • verb-transitive:
    • to make use of an overglaze to.
  • adjective:
    • used or created for using over a ceramic glaze.
    • Applied across glaze; -- said of enamel paintings, which sometimes have emerged to project through the surface associated with ware.
    • suited to using upon the glaze; -- said of vitrifiable colors found in porcelain design.
  • others:
    • To glaze over; address with trivial brilliancy; hide (an inferior material) with anything more showy.
    • In ceramics, used for artwork upon the glaze: stated of a vitrifiable pigment: as, an overglaze color.

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