(View exact match)biscuitSYNONYMS OR RELATED TERMS: bisque, bisque firing
DEFINITION: Pots that have been given a preliminary firing to render them hard enough for further work such as decoration and glazing. The higher the temperature of the bisque firing, the harder will be pot, resulting in reduced reaction between glaze and body in the final firing. Unglazed fired pottery, awaiting glazing - the first or preliminary firing of a ware that is subsequently glazed and refired in the glost firing.
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sponge fingerCATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A type of stone object found in later Neolithic and early Bronze Age graves in northern and western Europe, often associated with Beaker pots. Sponge fingers, shaped rather like the modern-day biscuits of the same name, are elongated stones with a D-shaped cross section and rounded ends that typically show signs of wear. They were perhaps used in pottery production or leatherworking as burnishers or spatulae.underglazeCATEGORY: artifact
DEFINITION: A type of colored decoration applied to raw or biscuit ware before the glaze coating is applied