decoration by applying warm or emulsified wax to pottery or fabric to present water-based glazes or dyes from adhering to the waxed areas.
A decorative technique where a wax based medium is used to create a pattern, which is then covered, in another coat of glaze or slip. The wax resists the subsequent coating creating the pattern. Paper stencils or tape can create a similar effect. Latex is another effective resist with other advantages.
Traditionally, wax or parafin was applied to the bottom of a pot to resist the glaze applied to the pot above. This facilitated the subsequent firing because the glaze free bottom would not stick to the kiln shelf. Wax resist can also be used as a decoration technique. Wax is used to decorate an unglazed pot. It resists the glaze when applied. After firing the clay body is left exposed.
Wax, either melted or as an emulsion which is applied to pottery to prevent slips or glazes from adhering at that point. Wax may be applied to either the raw or bisque ware, over or between two layers of glaze.
a decoration technique in which warm wax is applied to pottery or to the pottery's glaze so that subsequent layers of glaze do not adhere to the waxed areas.
Used as a masking medium for application to areas on which no glaze is required.