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Engobe derives from the French en- plus gober which means, to gulp, take in the mouth, to coat something with saliva. Its earliest appearance in written English was in 1857 in Birch's Ancient Pottery.
- A white or colored clay slip coating applied to a ceramic body to give it decorative color or improved texture.
- A clay slip which is colored with metal oxides or stains, used for coating the surface of a pot either before or after bisque firing.
- Merriam-Webster's Third International Dictionary, unabridged. Springfield, Mass.
- Krueger, Dennis (December 1982). "Why On Earth Do They Call It Throwing?" Studio Potter Vol. 11, Number 1.
- Frogpond Pottery Website by John Hesselberth.
- Multilingual Dictionary of Pottery Words - English/Dutch/French
engobe m. (plural engobe)
- form of engober
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