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Engobe

Engobe  

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Coating of Slip applied to pottery to obscure its natural colour and to provide a ground through which Sgraffito decorations can be made. The engobe can be variously coloured; in Islamic pottery it ...
Iznik

Iznik  

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A ceramic ware produced at Iznik in Turkey from the 15th century. The clay body was covered with a white slip, providing a background for strong designs and bright colours. Under Suleiman the ...
red-figure vase painting

red-figure vase painting  

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One of the two major divisions of Greek vase painting; the other is black-figure. In the red-figure technique, the background was painted black, leaving the figures in the unpainted red colour of the ...
Samian ware

Samian ware  

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Archaeology
[Ar]Fine pottery, characterized by its glossy red appearance, mass‐produced as the standard table ware throughout the Roman world from the late 1st century bc to the 3rd century ad; also known as ...
sgraffito

sgraffito  

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Scratchwork made by covering a wall with coloured plaster on top of which a white coat was applied on which a design was drawn then scraped or scratched while wet to expose the colour ...
Slip

Slip   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Materials and Techniques in Art

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2008
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
50 words

Diluted pottery clay used in ceramics. It is usually a different colour to the clay of the main body of

Slip

Slip   Reference library

The Grove Encyclopedia of Decorative Arts

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
50 words

Diluted pottery clay used in ceramics. It is usually a different colour to the clay of the main body

slip

slip   Quick reference

The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Art & Architecture
Length:
55 words
*Clay mixed with water to form a smooth, creamy liquid. Slip was used to decorate *earthenware, by trailing lines or dots in a contrasting colour, usually cream on brown, or by combing and ... More
slipware

slipware  

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A type of pottery decorated with slip before firing. The earliest English examples were made at Wrotham in Kent in the early 17th century and some of the most decorative by Thomas Toft in ...

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