Glost firing

Glost firing is the final stage in the process of pottery production, during which the glaze is melted, and the decorations are fused. Glost firing can be preceded by biscuit firing, but does not necessarily have to be, particularly in earthenware such as Heimberg-type pottery. In faience production and other high-fire glazes, the firing process is also called “grand feu”.

Translation Sandy Haemmerle

German: Glattbrand

French: Second feu, grand feu, vitrification


Blondel 2001
Nicole Blondel, Céramique, vocabulaire technique, Paris 2014, 160.

Maggetti 2007
Marino Maggetti, Technique de la faïence française (fin XVIIIe/début XIXe siècle), in: Marino Maggetti, La faïence de Fribourg: 1753-1844, Dijon 2007, 14-31.