SLUSH : Liquid earth. Mixture of water and clay. At the Faïencerie, we use clay that comes from France from the regionfrom Limoges.
BISCUIT : Unglazed fired object. Once baked at 1030 ° C in a gas oven, the art object comes out of the hard baking oven. The object changed color, from gray to clay green it turned to pure white.
CERAMIC : Generic term designating all the clays subjected to the fire test : terracotta, earthenware, stoneware, porcelain, etc …
CASTING : Formation of objects (hollow or solid) from slip poured in a porous mold.
SMART : Refers to slow pre-cooking in an oven. First firing at 1030 ° C which aims to solidify the part and make it porous, which facilitates storage and enamelling. We also talk about biscuits.
E-MAIL : Opaque vitrifiable plaster, usually tin-bearing, which is used in great thickness on earthenware and on varnishes already cooked for decorations. At the Faïencerie, enamels are made from pigments that come from northern Italy, a land of color and nuance for centuries.
ENAMELING : Action of depositing the enamel on a ceramic support (biscuit) by spraying, by sprinkling or even with a brush.
EARTHENWARE : Name given to the tin-bearing pottery which was made in the Italian town of Faenza under Hispano-Moorish influence. This is the name given to a porous ceramic piece ready to be glazed.
DEBURRING: The action of grinding, smoothing the surface and edges of raw shaped products.