Frits are produced from various combinations of raw materials that are fused into a vitreous or semi-vitreous substance.
Depending on the firing temperature and the desired results, frits may be used as a major component or a minor additive in glaze production.
The use of frits also allows for the incorporation of certain raw materials in the creation of glazes. Some materials, which alone could be hazardous, become safer
components when fritted. Recognized benefits of frit include the ability to fire at a lower temperature, the creation of a homogenous quality and a more consistent result.
Frits are glaze materials which have been melted, cooled and ground into a powder which is then added to a glaze formula for the purpose of rendering insoluble any
soluble material present.