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salt glaze

noun
1.
a ceramic glaze on stoneware produced by the chemical reaction that occurs when salt is thrown into a kiln during firing.
Origin
1850-1855
1850-55
Related forms
salt glazing, noun
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Encyclopedia Article for salt glaze

in ceramics, a glaze having the texture of orange peel, formed on stoneware by throwing common salt into the kiln at the peak temperature. Sodium from the salt combines with silica in the clay to form a glassy coating of sodium silicate. The glaze may be colourless or may be coloured various shades of brown (from iron oxide), blue (from cobalt oxide), or purple (from manganese oxide).

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