Daraburn@AOL.COM on wed 22 sep 04
Got a recipe for a cone 6 vitreous engobe. For functional ware is it to be
used alone or under a proven stable glaze? What does this term mean and how is
a vitreous engobe different from just plain engobe?
Dawn in Tennessee
Snail Scott on thu 23 sep 04
At 08:08 PM 9/22/2004 EDT, Dawn wrote:
>...What does this term mean and how is
>a vitreous engobe different from just plain engobe?
It's more vitreous! (yeah, I know...sorry,
but it really is that simple.) 'Engobe' can
mean a huge range of things, but the generic
term usually refers to something like an
underglaze or a bisque-compatible slip.
Fired, but not a watertight or shiny surface.
Vitreous engobes are the substances that sit
in the range between engobes and actual glazes.
They can have varying degrees of vitrification,
but are less glassy than a true glaze.