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glaze

(glāz) in dentistry, a ceramic veneer added to a porcelain restoration, to simulate enamel.

glaze

[glāz]
Etymology: ME, glasen
1 v, to cover with a glossy, smooth surface or coating.
2 n, a ceramic veneer added to a dental porcelain restoration after it has been fired, to give a completely nonporous, glossy, or semiglossy surface.
3 n, the final firing (in air) of dental porcelain, when formation of a thin, vitreous, glossy surface takes place.

glaze,

n a critical stage in the final firing of dental porcelain when complete fusion takes place, with the formation of a thin, vitreous, glossy surface, or glaze.
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Was the glaze jar left open and some of the water evaporate, making the glaze thicker?
Matt emulsion is not a good surface to apply a glaze over because it is too porous and so cuts down on the drying time, leaving you little time to work if you are sponging off.
The oil-based glaze will give you about 30 minutes of working time.
After various kinds of experiments with different programs of firing and cooling down, he has made great achievements with many kinds of mature and stable, high-temperature crystalline glazes.
Though these new reds and oranges are not quite as rich in depth as the old reds they are a better fit to your classroom glaze palette being safer and so reliable.
The contrast between such two different glazes on one vessel is of great fascination to her.
In fact, some glazes are specifically formulated to react to the iron content in a red clay body.
Heat any remaining glaze in a microwave oven and spoon over ham slices on a serving platter.
Additionally, he recommends choosing the many cone 6 glazes already listed in the book.
Studies over decades have shown that people in Mexican potter communities where lead glaze is used suffer from abnormally high levels of lead in their blood.
Recipes for raku clay and glazes can be found in Claywork and Lowfire: Other Ways to Work in Clay by Leon Nigrosh (Worcester, MA: Davis Publications Inc.
One area of potential error occurs when writing or describing glazes by their popular names.