crazing

   A network of cracks which sometimes forms in ceramic glazes; crackle. It may be desirable or not, depending on the artist's wishes. It is caused by the glaze and clay body contracting at different rates as they cool after firing.

Glossary of Art Terms. 2014.

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  • Crazing — Craz ing, p. pr. & vb. n. of {Craze}, v. Hence: n. Fine cracks resulting from shrinkage on the surface of glazed pottery, concrete, or other material. The admired crackle in some Oriental potteries and porcelains is crazing produced in a foreseen …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Crazing — A Song dynasty Celadon vase with crazing glaze Crazing is a network of fine cracks on the surface of a material, for example in a glaze layer. Crazing is a phenomenon that frequently precedes fracture in some glassy thermoplastic polymers.… …   Wikipedia

  • crazing — A form of heat damage that occurs to transparent thermoplastic material. Canopies, side glasses, etc. are made of thermoplastic materials. Crazing manifests itself as a series of tiny, hairline cracks in the surface of the plastic. Crazing makes… …   Aviation dictionary

  • Crazing — Craze Craze (kr[=a]z), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Crazed} (kr[=a]zd); p. pr. & vb. n. {Crazing}.] [OE. crasen to break, fr. Scand., perh. through OF.; cf. Sw. krasa to crackle, sl[*a] i kras, to break to pieces, F. [ e]craser to crush, fr. the Scand.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • crazing — trūkinėjimas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Netvarkingo siaurų plyšių tinklo atsiradimas kūno paviršiuje. atitikmenys: angl. crazing vok. Bersten, n; Rissbildung, f; Rissigwerden, n rus. растрескивание, n pranc.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • crazing — In dentistry, the appearance of minute cracks on the surface of plastic restorations such as filling materials, denture teeth, or denture bases. * * * craz·ing krāz iŋ n the formation of minute cracks (as in acrylic resin teeth) usu. attributed… …   Medical dictionary

  • crazing — kreɪz n. fad, rage, fashion v. be crazy; be infatuated; crack …   English contemporary dictionary

  • crazing — Many fine cracks in the paint surface, resembling crow s feet. It is similar to checking, but more sever, where fine lines or cracks appear in the paint …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • crazing — noun ( s) Etymology: from gerund of craze (I) : the formation of minute cracks (as on glaze, enamel, varnish) usually attributed to shrinkage or sometimes to moisture …   Useful english dictionary

  • crazing mill — noun A mill for crushing tin ore • • • Main Entry: ↑craze …   Useful english dictionary

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