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date: 22 August 2019


The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Art Terms

Michael Clarke

An oven used to bake or *fire *ceramics. Early *pottery was simply baked in trenches with brushwood. Proper kilns were developed later with the fire walled in to conserve the heat and using various forms and types of air circulation. The most popular design in Britain by the 18th century was the bottle oven or kiln, with its characteristic chimney, fired by coal. Unglazed pieces were stacked up in the kiln for the ... ...

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