Stoneware glazes offer the depth, sophistication and reliability to artists working from mid-range to highfire temperatures. Many glazes will break over textures, revealing secondary colors and shades. The choice of clay body, thickness of glaze application, firing process and temperature will affect the fired results.
Crystal glazes are designed to expand upon the surface
with dazzling bursts of color.
• Crystals will settle to the bottom of the jar and will need thorough mixing prior to initial use and in between each coat.
• Apply two to three coats using a fan brush. While the glaze is wet, use your brush to redistribute crystals to achieve balanced coverage. Over-application of the crystals can cause pinholing or running.
• Crystals can create movement. Avoid having a heavy concentration of crystals near the bottom of your piece.
Cone 5 – 6 (1177°C – 1201°C)