Creating Matte and Opaque Stable Colored Glazes on Local Omani Earthenware Pottery: Testing White Zircon Borax Frit Glaze Recipes

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The ability of Omani local pottery earthenware to accept low- and medium-temperature fired glazes can face technical difficulties. The impurities included in the clays extracted from local fields, especially iron oxide, are a noted weakness that affects painting the local pottery with shiny, opaque, or matte glazes. Previously published research conducted by the researcher on Omani earthenware clays focused on finding a special transparent, shiny, and stable glazing recipe, but few studies have provided matte and opaque glazing recipes that are technically suitable for local Omani clays. By using laboratory-based experimental methodology, this research will investigate the possibility of using White Zircon Borax Frit (WZBF) to develop matte and opaque stable glazes that are suitable with local Omani pottery clay bodies. In the end of this experimental research, the purpose of this project is to develop applicable glazing recipes to be used for painting pots made by Omani clays.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1740-1748
JournalOpen Journal of Applied Sciences
Publication statusPublished - 2022

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