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Black ware bowl with white rim

  • loan

Glossary (3)

glaze, slip, stoneware

  • glaze

    Vitreous coating applied to the surface of a ceramic to make it impermeable or for decorative effect.

  • slip

    A semi-fluid clay applied to a ceramic before glazing either to coat the surface or for decorative effect.

  • stoneware

    Ceramic material made of clay which is fired to a temperature of c.1200-1300⁰c and is often buff or grey in colour.


    • currently in research collection

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  • The Barlow Collection by the University of Sussex

    The Barlow Collection

    The bowl has shallow conical sides, very slightly convex, the small centre inside somewhat domed, the straight foot almost solid, with a broad shallow footring. The glaze is of even pitch-black colour, with two small patches of transparent brown inside, where it is thinner, and ending unevenly above the foot, leaving foot and base exposed in the buff-coloured biscuit. The rim was wiped clear of black glaze, slipped in white and covered with a transparent layer of glaze, leaving on one side a narrow gap with slip but without glaze.

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