Definition of tin glaze in English:

tin glaze


  • (in pottery) a glaze made white and opaque by the addition of tin oxide.

    • ‘Cost-conscious Dutch potters immediately began to copy the majolica, but because tin was rare and expensive, they limited the tin glaze to the front surface.’
    • ‘Then the surface is finely sanded, and tin glazes are applied for decoration.’
    • ‘In high alkaline tin glazes it gives a deep pink (chrome tin) developing to purple if boron is present.’
    • ‘He notices the necessity for glazing the tin glaze thinner than the white ferra di Vicenza, or slip.’
    • ‘The second type, covered with an opaque white tin glaze, is called tin-enameled, or tin-glazed earthenware.’
    • ‘Although delftware table sets were produced into the last quarter of the eighteenth century, the thick tin glaze made the dishes susceptible to damage from regular use, especially when subjected to extremes of temperature.’
    • ‘The solution came when potters tried a base coat of white or cream tin glaze instead of the clear glaze.’
    • ‘Majolica is an earthenware, molded with high or low relief decorations, which is first fired to the biscuit stage, then decorated with brightly colored lead or tin glazes and finally fired again.’
    • ‘Meanwhile, in Baghdad in the 9th century a tin glaze that looked similar to the white ground of the Chinese porcelain was developed.’
    • ‘His real interest, however, was concentrated on the search for the means of making a white tin glaze such as one embellishing a cup that he had admired during his travels.’
    • ‘Although this book specifically addresses the practice of tin glaze, it can also be a sourcebook for any ceramicist attracted to colour and painting.’
    • ‘In Italy, colorful tin glazes were applied over soft-earthenware shapes such as platters and pitchers.’
    • ‘As with tin glazes, lustreware ultimately influenced Europe by way of Moorish Spain.’
    • ‘I have seen pictures of white tin glazes on stoneware with lovely iron flecks coming through from the clay.’
    • ‘This allowed them to easily learn how to use a potter's wheel and tin glazes, the main characteristics of Talavera tiles.’
    • ‘A further early development was applying a white tin glaze on top of traditional red clay to provide a clean white background on to which to apply the colours.’
    • ‘The della Robbia family in the second half of the fifteenth century used tin glazes to embellish their terracotta reliefs and sculptures, making them more durable, as well.’
    • ‘Again, her enjoyment of rich textures and subtle, resonant colours has encouraged her to work with majolica tin glazes on much of her tableware.’
    • ‘In the 18th century, the fired tin glaze was painted with overglaze enamels and the pottery refired in a muffle kiln.’
    • ‘Maiolica as it flourished in Renaissance Italy also owes its origins to the Middle East, particularly to the invention of tin glazes in Iraq in the eighth century.’