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Course, academic year 2022/2023
Enamels, Enrobes, Ceramic Colours and Decoration Techniques - N107028
Title: Glazury, engoby, keramické barvy a dekorační techniky
Guaranteed by: Department of Glass and Ceramics (107)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2021
Semester: summer
Points: summer s.:3
E-Credits: summer s.:3
Examination process: summer s.:
Hours per week, examination: summer s.:2/0, Ex [HT]
Capacity: unknown / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Is provided by: B107005
For type:  
Guarantor: Kloužková Alexandra doc. Ing. CSc.
Is interchangeable with: B107005
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
Last update: Kloužková Alexandra doc. Ing. CSc. (19.08.2013)
The course provides information about surface treatment of ceramics, deals with various types (plastic decors, glaze, engobe, luster, metal compound, soldering ceramics, etc.), including raw materials, method of application and the heat treatment. Provides a description of their properties (chemical and mechanical resistance, etc.) and characterization of system glaze-ceramic body.
Aim of the course -
Last update: VED107 (20.08.2013)

Students will be able to:

  • characterize the different types of surface treatment of various materials, from ceramic stoneware pottery over to china and technical ceramics,
  • describe the technological processes of various types of surface treatnment especially frits, glazes and engobes including pigments and luster, to describe processes that take place in their production,
  • explain the principle of coloring of glazes by pigments, know the ways of decorating,
  • apply knowledge of the properties of surface layers in the preparation of stable system glaze - ceramic shard.
Literature -
Last update: Kloužková Alexandra doc. Ing. CSc. (19.08.2013)

R: Hanykýř V. Kutzendörfer J.: Technologie keramiky, Silikátový svaz, Praha (2008) ISBN 978-80-86821-48-1

R: Eppler R.A., Eppler D.R.: Glazes and glass coatings, The American Ceramics Society (2000) ISBN 1-57498-054-8

A: Herainová M.: Glazury, keramické barvy a dekorační techniky, Silikátový svaz (2002) ISBN 80-903113-1-8

A: Hopper R.: The ceramic spektrum (A simlified Aproach to Glaze and Color Development) The American Ceramics Society (2009) ISBN 978-1-57498-302-9

A: Gulevič O, Kouba V. a kol.: Technická keramika, glazury a keramické barvy, SNTL Nakladatelství technické literatury, Praha (1969)

Learning resources -
Last update: VED107 (28.08.2013)

Education materials in electronic form at lecturer

Syllabus -
Last update: VED107 (20.08.2013)

1. Historical introduction, use of glazes and engobes

2. Classification of glazes, color of chemical compounds

3. Raw materials for the preparation of glazes, engobes and pigments

4. Processes related to glazing, properties of glazes

5. Glaze composition calculations, selection of appropriate glazes and engobes

6. Colorless glazes - low-melting, high-melting

7. Color glazes - types of colors and pigments

8. Preparation technology of ceramic colors

9. Preparation of glazes, special glazes - art colors, crystalline colors etc.

10. Types of ceramic decoration I - overglaze, underglaze, majolica colors

11. Types of ceramic decoration II - salts, listers, gold and silver specimens, engobes

12. Decoration techniques - plastic, color printing, steel printing, etching, silk-screen printing, rotocolor etc.

13. Glaze defects and colors, joining of ceramics

14. Special surface treatments of ceramics

Registration requirements -
Last update: VED107 (26.08.2013)

Inorganic Non-Metallic Materials

Teaching methods
Activity Credits Hours
Konzultace s vyučujícími 0.5 14
Účast na přednáškách 1 28
Příprava na přednášky, semináře, laboratoře, exkurzi nebo praxi 0.5 14
Příprava na zkoušku a její absolvování 1 28
3 / 3 84 / 84
Coursework assessment
Form Significance
Examination test 20
Oral examination 80