Overglaze decoration

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
  (Redirected from On-glaze decoration)
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Nabeshima ware plate with floral design, Arita, Japan, late 17th century, Edo period

Overglaze decoration, overglaze enamelling or on-glaze decoration is a method of decorating pottery, most often porcelain, where the coloured decoration is applied on top of the already glazed surface, done in a special firing. It is often described as producing "enamelled" decoration. The colours fuse on to the glaze, so the decoration becomes durable. This decorative firing is usually done at a lower temperature which allows for a more varied and vidid palette of colours than often is available than with underglaze decoration, where the coloured pattern is applied before glazing.

The technique was first seen in Chinese ceramics in Cizhou stoneware from as early as the 12th century, with use on porcelain following within a century, though it did not become predominant until later, and the full possibilities were not realized until the 17th century.[1] Some techniques use thin metal leaf as well as the more usual pigments, which are typically applied in a liquid or paste form, painted by brush, or using stencils or transfer printing.

See also

Notes

  1. ^ Vainker, 117, 180–182

References

  • Vainker, S.J., Chinese Pottery and Porcelain, 1991, British Museum Press, 9780714114705



Retrieved from "https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Overglaze_decoration&oldid=827075930"
This content was retrieved from Wikipedia : http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/On-glaze_decoration
This page is based on the copyrighted Wikipedia article "Overglaze decoration"; it is used under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License (CC-BY-SA). You may redistribute it, verbatim or modified, providing that you comply with the terms of the CC-BY-SA