Chrysanthos Color Co. Ltd. Clay Mender is used to repair broken white earthenware, greenware and bisque. It may also be use as a binder for clay additions.
Moisten broken edges of ware with clean water, then use fingers or a soft brush to apply a generous coat of Clay Mender. Quickly join pieces holding firmly for a few seconds to set. Add a little extra Clay Mender if necessary to cover breakage and sponge or scrape off excess. Fire between cone 06 (999°C) and cone (1,060°C). Clay Mender may be glazed over directly when applied to bisque.
The maximum firing temperature of Clay Mender is cone 03 (1,101°C) and it is not suitable for use on mid fire or stoneware clays.
■ SP009 – For the repair of broken earthenware greenware or bisque
■ Available in 140 ml size
A medium to add to dry glazes, glazes with poor flow, in order to give good brushability.
Chrysanthos Color Co. Ltd. Brushing Medium can also be used to temporarily help reconstitute liquid glazes that have fallen out of suspension (ie. glazes that have separated).
Acrylic Color may be modified by the addition of brushing medium to create Translucent Stains.
For glazes that have fallen out of suspension, decant the water from the top of the glaze and replace with Brushing Medium.
Amalgamate the glaze by shaking vigorously until a uniform mixture is obtained. The glaze can then be applied as usual.
For the creation of translucent acrylics, add approximately 40% brushing medium to 60% Acrylic Color.
■ SP005 – Use to improve flow or reconstitute liquid brushing products
■ Available in 500 ml size
Wax Protect is useful for creating fine detail due to its brushability.
Before application, the brush should be moistened thoroughly with liquid soap and any excess squeezed out. The brush is then loaded with Wax Protect and applied to greenware or bisque. Allow it to dry thoroughly before applying color or glaze. Any excess should be dabbed off color or glaze using a barely damp sponge, before firing to appropriate temperatures.
■ SP015 – Wax to repel glaze on greenware or bisque
■ Available in 60, 500 ml size