White Earthenware / Stoneware and Terra Cotta

An engobe is a liquid clay that is primarily used for brushing or spraying over greenware and bisque fired pots to give a high quality finish, or simply used for decorating. It is also excellent for slip trailing, marbled effects and sgraffito.Engobe Recipe

The Terra Cotta engobe (AD4976) is especially useful when you don’t want to risk contamination between white and terra cotta clays. Sprayed or brushed on it gives a rich terra cotta appearance.

Firing Temperatures:

AD4976 – Terra Sigillata 1000 – 1080°C

AE21 – White Engobe EW/SW 1060 – 1280°C.

AE5139 – Cesco Base Coat 1000 – 1180°C.

Engobe Medium CB185   

Turn any casting slip into a beautiful engobe decorating medium.

Simply add 100mL of CB185 Engobe Medium to 500mL of any casting slip – plus water as required to attain a good application consistency.


Refer to our Fact Sheet ‘How to Use Stains