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UND Pottery

University of North Dakota


Centennial Celebration

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Pottery Collection

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Cable Years

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The tall vase HDL 017 (Maker: Hildegarde Fried Dreps) and two open lower forms are examples of an on-glazing technique. A stable background glaze is applied to the whole piece follow by a second glaze that is painted “on” the first. This technique was used extensively in UND pottery.


Under glaze stains and slips Various colored under glaze stains and slips (liquid clays with colors added) were painted on the bisque fired (first firing) pottery. A clear glaze was then applied over the top and the piece was glaze (gloss) fired. The resulting glaze piece can be either matt or glossy, as can be seen on the lower shelf of this case. The two vases are on loan from the Scott Nelson and Tony Hanson collections.