glazed (Scope note)

In most instances, objects with underglaze designs are then given a clear or less frequently, coloured, glaze. This is assumed so not generally specified in the Description, but always indicated by the additional Technique 'glazed'. However, if the overall glaze is not applied, theis is noted in the Description as 'unglazed'. N.B. The Technique ‘glazed’ never applies to ancient Greek pottery, meaning pottery produced throughout all periods from the Aegean (or Greek) Neolithic to the Hellenistic periods. The term 'black glaze' is used for Greek pottery which is covered in a clay slip that turns a glossy black during firing. In such instances, the Technique is 'slipped' and not 'glazed', even if the term ‘glazed’ may appear in the Description to designate areas of ‘black glaze’.