Glazes can come in a variety of surfaces. Surfaces vary from gloss all the way to very rough and rugged glazes.
GlossA very shiny, smooth, and glassy surface.
Semi-GlossNot quite as glassy, but still quite smooth and shiny.
SatinSmooth glazes with a sheen, rather than a shine.
MatteSomewhat rough glaze with no shine or sheen to them. Not glassy-looking at all. Matte glazes may be broken into semi-matte, satin-matte, matte, and stony-matte.
Orange-PeelDistinctive texture that occurs during salt-firing, the glaze’s surface is smoothly bumpy, like that of the skin of an orange.
TexturedThese can be quite rough, even to the point of appearing and feeling sandy or even rocky. Mainly used on sculptural forms.