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(in pottery) a hard glaze with a pitted surface, produced on stoneware by adding salt to the kiln during firing.
- ‘The chemical affinity between body and salt glaze resulted in a remarkably durable, naturally white colored ware.’
- ‘It was made from a mixture of clay and 20 per cent ground flint, with a salt glaze, and was a typical product of the Staffordshire industry.’
- ‘When the heat was at its maximum a bucket of coarse salt was thrown into the kiln, where it vaporized, covering all exposed surfaces with a shiny and somewhat pitted or pebbled finish referred to as salt glaze.’
- ‘While the thin salt glaze conformed closely to intricate designs, the transparent lead glaze tended to pool in the interstices of the molded patterns.’
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