Definition of biscuit firing in English:

biscuit firing

(also biscuit fire)


  • [mass noun] The first firing of pottery, which permanently hardens the clay.

    • ‘The underglaze mark is a handpainted or printed mark which is put on the wares after the biscuit firing process but before the glaze is put on the objects.’
    • ‘We recommend biscuit firing at 1000-1060 deg.C followed by a glaze firing at a higher temperature which matures both the clay and the glaze at the same time.’
    • ‘After the initial biscuit firing, all tableware is glazed by hand, before the glost firing.’
    • ‘It is called the biscuit firing because, once cooled, the item has a dry, biscuit like feel.’
    • ‘This will prevent any work which blows up in its biscuit firing from sticking to glazed work.’
    • ‘This has been reliable and economic through well over a hundred glaze firings to cone 9 and over, as well as the biscuit firings preceding them.’
    • ‘When the biscuit firing is complete, the shapes of the pieces are now rigid and set.’
    • ‘An initial biscuit firing is followed by a sawdust firing in an oil drum, which creates the smoke-fired effects on the rich sheen of the surface.’
    • ‘These two firings were the first that Bill did ‘Raw’, that is without biscuit firing the ware beforehand.’
    • ‘The first firing of the ware is known as the biscuit firing, as once the clay has been fired it becomes translucent biscuit ware.’
    • ‘After their biscuit firing, then, the biscuit tiles are placed, as we have seen, on inspection tables.’
    • ‘And if people didn't like the results, a second biscuit firing would restore a blank canvas.’
    • ‘The first firing is called the biscuit firing, followed by the second which is the glaze firing.’
    • ‘The work is coated with fine layers of Terra-Sigalatta (fine clay particles) prior to biscuit firings, most work is then exposed to one of a range of surface carbonisation techniques.’
    • ‘Another method for producing decorations on porcelain involves porcelain which is pre-fired in a so-called biscuit firing at approximately’
    • ‘And I know for a fact that some work demands high biscuit firing temperatures and much lower glaze firing.’
    • ‘This is known as the biscuit firing and the pot is still porous and quite weak.’
    • ‘Gas furnaces with controllable and uniform temperature are being used for biscuit firings and glazing instead of wood and dung cake fire.’