To incrust, cover, or overlay with a thin surface, consisting of, or resembling, glass; as, to glaze earthenware; hence, to render smooth, glasslike, or glossy; as, to glaze paper, gunpowder, and the like.
A thin, usually sugar based liquid applied to a cake that adds an extra flavor dimension and sheen to a cake. In some cases frostings can be applied over the top of a glazed cake or glazes can be applied over the top of a frosted cake.
A coating of glass applied to a porous body to seal it against the penetration of liquids. Glazes are made by fusing silica and alumina, after a flux has been added to the silica to decrease its melting point.
To glaze is to coat a product to give it a shiny or glassy appearance. Many pastries are glazed with an egg/water mixture before baking; fruit tarts and small pastries are glazed with diluted and strained apricot preserves.
In ceramics, a vitreous (glass-like) coating which gives a decorative and impervious finish. Glazes can be matt or glossy, soft or hard, smoother textured, of varying opacity and colour. They are composed of a glass-forming ingredient (usually silica), a flux (to reduce the melting point of the silica), and alumina to help fix the glaze to the clay body. Glazing takes place either before firing (known as green or raw-glazing), or after the first, biscuit firing when the body has been hardened off. Lead glaze was perhaps the earliest manufactured glaze, known from 1700 bc, and using ground lead or lead oxide as the flux agent. The lead lent greater translucency and depth of colour to the glaze. It was used on earthenware and soft-paste porcelain in Europe until substituted in the 19thC by less toxic flux materials such as borax. See salt-glazed stoneware, tin-glazed earthenware. A smear glaze can be a deliberate, very light glaze applied to the marble-like parian ware, for example, or an unintentional coating of leftover glaze from a previous firing.
An impervious vitreous coating on pottery, usually produced by the fusion of silica with alumina by means of a flux. It can range in both visual and tactile quality from a dull, rough, matte surface to a very smooth and shiny one.
A coating of ice, generally clear and smooth but usually containing some air pockets, formed on exposed objects by the freezing of a film of supercooled water deposited by rain, drizzle, fog or possibly by condensed from supercooled water vapor. The accretion of glaze on terrestrial objects constitutes an ice storm.
The shiney glass coating fused with heat to the surface of ceramics / pottery. It is a protective and decorative technique. Glazing dates back thousands of years. Archiologists use the quality of a cultures ceramics / pottery as a measure of accomplishment, sophistication and trade.
A ceramic coating matured to a glassy state on a formed ceramic article such as tile. This is achieved through application of intense heat in a kiln. The term also refers to the material or mixture from which the coating is derived.
The root of the word is the same for glass. Most glazes have a glassy surface, both in appearance and composition, protecting the underglaze decoration without obscuring it. Beyond aesthetics, however, the glaze is functional, allowing porous earthenware to function as vitreous and to provide easily-cleaned surfaces.
A glaze is a glass-like coating applied to the surface of a ceramic body. On low-fired wares it may serve to make them impermeable, while on high-fired wares it is decorative. The finely ground materials of the glaze composition are usually applied to the body in suspension in water. The ceramic object may be dipped into a vat of glaze, the glaze vessel through a tube with gauze over the end.
A thin, translucent or transparent layer of lightly pigmented paint applied over an area of a painting, to add a veil of coloration. It also provides a tonal coherence across the image, especially when the tonal and chromatic contrast is dramatic. The technique of glazing has a long history and is an integral part of many methods of oil painting including grisaille where the work begins as a monochromatic image. The work is then developed through several layers of glazing and overpaintings.
A form of glass-like material applied over the body of ceramics ware which becomes smooth, hard and translucent after firing. With the addition of colorant, coloured glaze is produced for eg. with iron oxide, celdon color glaze is produced.
1. A 90% reduction of stock. 2. A thin glossy coating applied to foods. A reduction or aspic can cover savory foods. Anything from melted chocolate to thin icings can cover pastries and cakes. v. To apply a thin shiny coating to food. Infusion: The extraction of flavor from a food in a hot liquid (below the boiling point). Usually refers to teas and coffees, but can also apply to cooking (like the pistachio cream or olive oils that are infused with herbs).
A thin glassy layer on the surface of a ceramic, discovered in the Near East about 1500 B.C. Typically applied by dipping the ceramic in a watery suspension of glaze components, but can be brushed on, effloresced from the body, or deposited from a vapour.
A transparent or semi-transparent paint layer that is applied to create greater contrast between colors, highlights and shadows. The colors of the paint or ground under the glaze are modified or enhanced, contributing to a final optical effect.
If your paint finish has minor imperfections or swirl marks, you can use a glaze to temporarily fill the micromarks in the paint. A glaze is typically a thin liquid, usually made of carnauba waxes and silicones, applied to the paint prior to waxing. Glazes dry fast and are usually easy to buff out by hand or machine. The f illing ability of any glaze lasts only a matter of days before swirl marks and light scratches reappear. Many people use glazes to enhance the look of the paint prior to showing a car.
a hard, impervious coating fired on to ceramic materials, it can be clear or colored, transparent or opaque, matte or glossy; clay glazes are like slips and were used on very early ceramics, other glazes are all forms of glass made from powdered glass, feldspar, borax, salts, or metal oxides; lead glaze is found on Hafner ware and folk pottery; leopard glaze is a strong brown-speckled saltglaze found especially on Frechen wares; saltglazes are produced by pouring large quantities of salt into the furnace at its peak firing temperature — the sodium chloride reacts with water (hydrogen oxide) to produce a glassy coating (sodium oxide) and hydrochloric acid vapors; tin glaze, as commonly used on faience, is made from tin oxide.
(paint) This is a translucent coating, which is used to modify or enrich the work done previously with your scumble. Itâ€™s requirements are that it must remain open long enough for it to be worked. It should retain its shape when worked and not flow out and it must be clear coated to provide protection and durability.
the transparent, glassy outer finish of fine china pieces, a combination of silica (sand), potash, and lead oxide, the same constituents of glass. It is applied to the surface to make the china piece impervious and to protect the design.
1) To cover paler under painting with a layer consisting of transparent pigments and excess medium. Traditionally used to add color to forms modeled in monochrome opaque paint. 2) To impart a glass-like surface. Aged glaze is very sensitive to solvents.
A very thin, transparent colored paint applied over a previously painted surface to alter the appearance and color of the surface. In ceramics, washes applied to the clay body which, when fired to temperature, vitrify to form a thin, usually colored, glass layer.
A glaze is a thin oil application of transparent color which is applied over dry colors to enrich, adjust and unify them. Glazing was traditionally associated with academic painters and was mainly avoided by the Impressionists. Today, it is still used but is not a mandatory procedure.
A ceramic tile coating matured to the glassy state on a formed ceramic product. Also refers to the material or mixture from which the coating is made. Bright Glaze: A high-gloss coating with or without color. Clear Glaze: Transparent or without color. Crystalline Glaze: Contains microscopic crystals. Fritted Glaze: Uses all or part of prefused fluxing constituents. Matte Glaze: A low-gloss glaze with or without color. Opaque Glaze: A nontransparent coating with or without color. Raw Glaze: Compunded primarily of raw constituents and contains no prefused materials. Semi-matte Glaze: A medium-gloss finish with or without color. Speckled Glaze: Features granules of oxides or ceramic stains of contrasting colors.
A coating added to food before, during or after the cooking process. For example, a brown-sugar or honey glaze might be brushed onto a ham before it is cooked to add flavor and seal in moisture. Glazes of powdered sugar and milk are often drizzled over cookies, cakes and doughnuts after baking to add flavor and sweetness. Glazes also may be added to food items to make them more appetizing, such as brushing an egg wash (egg mixed with water or milk) over baked goods to produce a shiny, golden-brown crust.
A thin 'glassy' layer formed on the surface of fired ceramic. Glazes are a finely ground mixture of mineral and man-made powders tuned to melt and flow at a specific temperature. Many clays will melt well at high temperatures and thus qualify as 'slip' glaze. Glazes are often classified to designate type within a specific type of ceramic ware. Glaze has a random molecular structure which is the result of fast cooling, so crystals do not develop (the exception being Crystalline Glazes). For example; Granite cools slowly (geologically speaking) so we can easily see the crystals in polished granite, glaze cools quickly so the molecules do not have a chance to crystallise. Its high viscosity means it does not run off the pot.
A liquid suspension of finely ground minerals which is applied by brushing, pouring, or spraying on the surface of a bisque-fired ceramic ware. After drying the ware is fired to the temperature at which the glaze ingredients will melt together to form a glassy surface coating. Egyptian alkaline copper glazes developed as early as 4000 BC. Lead glazes from China devloped as early as 200BC. High-fire glazes made from feldspar. Wood ash and clay in China as early as the 8th century AD.
(1) A stock that is reduced until it coats the back of a spoon.(2) A shiny coating such as a syrup, applied to a food.(3) To make a food shiny or glossy by coating it with a glaze or by browning under a broiler or in a hot oven.
a glassy coating fused with a ceramic body by firing, creating a water-tight surface. The glaze consists of silica, stabilizers (alumina) and various fluxes, the latter added to lower the required melting temperature.
A pigmented chemical mixture, including silica and much else, that fuses to the clay in the firing process, producing a glassy surface. The surface may be more or less permeable, more or less glossy, and more or less what the artist had in mind when she started
(Glazed Frost) A smooth compact deposit of ice, generally transparent, formed by the freezing of supercooled drizzle droplets or raindrops on objects the surface temperature of which is below or slightly above zero degrees Celsius.
A thin layer of translucent oil color applied to a painted surface or to parts to modify the tone. Also, a glassy coating applied to a piece of ceramic work before firing in the kiln, as a protective seal and as decoration.
A polish that is safe for use on fresh paints. Some glazes contain a mild abrasive that will remove minor surface imperfections. When a glaze with an abrasive is used, it should be followed by application of wax on cured paint or a hand glaze on fresh paint. A glaze also does not contain silicone.
A mixture of various materials and colorants, which are ground into a fine powder, mixed with water, and applied to ceramic pieces. This mixture, when exposed to high temperature during firing will melt and vitrify, thereby forming a glass-like surface that is fused onto the ceramic piece. Glazes can be applied to dried unfired ceramics (greenware), or to ceramics that have been already been fired. Some complex pieces involve various cycles of glazing and firing to produce the artist's intended effect. Glazes are usually referred to by the temperature, or cone, at which they melt. For example, a cone 10 glaze, which is a high-fire glaze. High-fire glazes tend to be more durable, but have less color, whereas low-fire glazes are more colorful but are less durable, and intermediate glazes provide a good compromise. When purchasing ceramic pieces, it is important to consider the type of glaze in terms of food safety, durability, and fit with the underlying claybody. See also claybody, glaze fit, high-temp glaze, intermediate glaze, low-temp glaze.
A term used to describe several types of finishing materials: 1.) Glazing putty is a creamy consistency surfacing material, usually applied with a knife to fill imperfections in the surface. 2.) Glazing stain is pigmented stain applied over a stained, filled or painted surface to soften or blend the original color without obscuring it. 3.) A glaze coat of a clear nature is sometimes applied over painted wall surfaces to give them a peculiar appearance and to permit easier cleaning when the walls become soiled.
A glossy transparent or coloured glass like coating that is fired onto the ware, producing a glossy surface for decorative purposes and to make it nonabsorbent and more resistant to wear. The glaze on mat china is mixed directly in with the clay before firing to create the mat finish.
A term used to describe several types of finishing materials. (1) A glazing putty is of creamy consistency and is applied to fill imperfections in the surface. (2) A glazing stain is a pigmented stain applied over a stained, filled, or painted surface to soften or blend the original color without obscuring it. (3) A glaze coat is a clear finish applied over previously coated surfaces to create a gloss finish.
1) A protective interface between the environment and the work of art including glass and acrylic sheets. 2) In oil painting, a thin layer of a transparent coating applied to the dried painting. 3) In ceramics, a thin coating applied to a piece before it is put in the kiln. It functions as a means to waterproof the object, change its color or generally alter its appearance. 4) On frame molding, a thin coat of color applied over a base finish to change its appearance.
A liquid, glass coating applied to the body surface of ceramic products. Also refers to the material or mixture from which the coating is made. Bright Glaze - A high-glass coating with or without color. Clear Glaze Transparent with or without color. Crystalline Glaze - Contains microscopic crystals. Frittat Glaze - Uses all or part of prefused fluxing constituents. Matte Glaze - A low-gloss glaze with or without color. Opaque Glaze - Nontransparent coating with or without color. Raw Glaze - Compounded primarily of raw constituents and contains no prefused materials. Semimatte Glaze - A medium-gloss finish with or without color. Speckled Glaze - Granules of oxides or ceramic stains of contrasting colors.
A thin glossy coating for both hot and cold foods. Glazing can be savory as a reduction of stock or sweet as in a chocolate or jelly coating. Glazing can also be used to preserve the flavor of food before freezing, like fish.
Glossy surface produced on some (non resin coated) printing papers. It is achieved by placing a wet print to to a heated drum or clean polished surface. Glazed print produce denser medium blacks than their matte counterparts.
Technique of using a thin layer of translucent surface colorto modify the tone or color underneath. a Glaze in the finishing process of furniture is whipped, blended and applied by hand to highlight the grained character and color of wood.
a coating of ice, generally clear and smooth but usually containing some air pockets, formed on exposed objects by freezing of a film of super-cooled water deposited by rain, drizzle, fog, or possibly condensed from super-cooled water vapor; glaze is denser, harder and more transparent, than either rime or hoarfrost.
A highly smooth, glossy finish on the cylinder walls. As the piston rings rub up and down the cylinder, the rings polish the cylinder wall. Cylinder wall glazing reduces sealing efficiency. The only cure is to have the cylinder deglazed.
A smooth clear icy coating of supercooled water droplets that spread out and freeze onto objects on contact. A storm that produces the accretion of glaze is called an ice storm. Related term: clear ice
A glaze in painting is a transparent medium. Whatever is on the surface beneath the glaze shows through applied medium. A glaze changes the color cast or texture (gloss or matte, for instance) of the surface.
A super cooled liquid, with a random molecular structure and high viscosity at normal temperatures, super cooling is relative to geological cooling. A random molecular structure is the result of fast cooling so crystals cannot develop (the exception being crystalline glazes). Granite cools slowly (geologically speaking) so we can easily see the crystals in polished granite, glaze cools quickly so the molecules do not have a chance to crystallize. A high viscosity means it does not run off the pot. (Well it may in the kiln but not in the kitchen!)
To improve the appearance of certain foods, e.g. buns are glazed with a thin application of sugar and water solution on their surface as soon as they are taken out of the oven. Savoury pies or Khara biscuits are glazed with an egg-water solution before they are baked.
To glaze a window is to furnish it with glass or other material. The glass or other material may then be referred to as the glazing material. When drapes or other heat control devices are used in combination with the glass, the combination is referred to as the glazing system.