A glaze is a layer of glass with which a fired clay product can be covered. The glass is composed of a mixture of non-organic minerals: metal oxides and silicates. This is mixed with water to form a liquid, which is then poured over a ceramic product, or else the product is immersed in it or sprayed with it. When the product is fired with the glaze, the powder mixture melts to form a solid glass layer that adheres to the fired clay to which it is applied. Although I love to work with bright colored glazes, this design specifically needed a matt white glaze so that all is focused on the beautiful shape of the crown. Less is more.