National Geographic : 1949 Feb
© National Geographic Society + Fire Shrinks but Brightens the Colors of This Faun and His Parrot For two days and nights, thousands of art objects are baked in the kiln at the Royal Copenhagen Pot tery. Since direct flame would ruin them, they are placed in fire-clay boxes. Many pieces nevertheless ex plode or warp, but the best survive, hard and shiny. They go into export all over the world. holdaclrroims tby .Maynard Owen Williams " An Eskimo Family Is Grouped Among Three Phases of Underglaze On the right, a vase has been hand-painted-not stenciled-by an artist. A wet coat of glaze (center) obscures his work. It emerges from the kiln (left) fire shrunken, the picture protected by a transparent wear proof enamel. Eskimos, baked like the fauns above, reflect Danes' interest in Greenland, their only colony.