Surface Treatment and Conservation of Glass and Ceramics - N107023
Title: Povrchové úpravy a konzervování skla a keramiky
Guaranteed by: Department of Glass and Ceramics (107)
Faculty: Faculty of Chemical Technology
Actual: from 2007 to 2019
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: 40 / unknown (unknown)
Min. number of students: unlimited
State of the course: taught
Language: Czech
Teaching methods: full-time
Teaching methods: full-time
Note: course can be enrolled in outside the study plan
enabled for web enrollment
Guarantor: Kloužková Alexandra doc. Ing. CSc.
Rohanová Dana doc. Dr. Ing.
Is interchangeable with: B107010
Examination dates   Schedule   
Annotation -
The subject Surface Treatment and Conservation of Glass and Ceramics summarizes the different types of degradation of ceramic and glass objects and introduces the basic processes used in the restoration of these items.
Last update: VED107 (21.08.2013)
Aim of the course -

Students will be able to:

characterize the surface layer of glass and ceramic materials,

explain the mechanism of corrosion, types of corrosion and degradation processes,

describe the methods used for the investigation of glass and ceramic materials surfaces

provide ways of preserving and restoring glass and ceramic materials.

Last update: VED107 (27.11.2013)
Literature -

R:Davison S.: Conservation and restoration of Glass, 2nd editin, Routledge, 2003, ISBN: 0750643412.

R:Hlaváč J.: Základy technologie silikátů SNTL, Praha 1981.

R:Hanykýř V., Kutzendorfer J.: Technologie keramiky, Vega s.r.o., Hradec Králové 2008, ISBN 978-80-86821-48-1.

R:Buys S., Oakley V.: The conservation and restoration of ceramics, Butterworth-Heinemann, Oxford, 2008, ISBN: 0750632194.

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

A:Henderson J.: The science and archaeology of materials: an investigation of inorganic materials, London, Routledge, 2000, ISBN: 0415199336.

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

R:Sedláčková H., Rohanová D.: Renaissance and Baroque Glass from the Central Danube Region, Archaia Brno, 2016.

Last update: Fialová Jana (21.08.2017)
Learning resources

Education materials in electronic form at lecturer

Last update: VED107 (28.08.2013)
Syllabus -

1. Development of surface treatment techniques of ceramic materials from the Neolithic period until the present time

2. Classification of surface treatment techniques from different perspectives, use of glazes, engobes, raw materials, properties

3. Historical dyes (inorganic and organic) and pigments, types of decoration, decorative techniques

4. Mechanismus and types of damage of ceramic surfaces, aging of ceramic materials

5. Development of chemistry and technology of glass materials and an overview of the decorative techniques

6. Mechanism and corrosion types of glass surfaces

7. Archaeological materials - removal of glass and ceramic from the ground, glass and ceramic materials storage

8. Lustre painting - decorating the surface of glass

9. Stain - stained glass

10. Functional layers prepared by sol-gel method, conservation of the mosaic "Last Judgement" (Prague Castle)

11. Other methods of decorating the glass surface (low-melting and organic paintings), gold leaf

12. Methods used for the investigation of glass and ceramic materials surfaces

13. Ethics of conservators, removing of former conservation steps

14. Survey of materials and methods used for cleaning and conservation of glass and ceramics

Last update: VED107 (23.08.2013)
Registration requirements -

Inorganic Non-Metallic Materials, Historical Methods of Glass and Ceramic Manufacturing and Processing

Last update: VED107 (23.08.2013)
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 40
Oral examination 60