Chrysanthos Superior Glazes add color and gloss to ceramic ware in a single step. A large range of colors are available, they are all lead-free and depending on the color are translucent, semi-opaque or opaque in their coverage. They provide a beautiful and practical means of giving solid color coverage to broad areas or for highlighting decorative or incised ware.
Superior Glazes are for application to earthenware bisque and when fired correctly will seal and protect the ceramic ware from moisture and discoloration caused by contact with food and liquids.
Depending on the firing temperature two or three full coats required to achieve the best results. These are carefully applied at right angles to one another (ie. crosshatched), allowing each to dry in-between. A soft glazing brush should be used in order to minimise streaking. Besides brushing, Superior Glazes may also be sponged.
Superior Glazes are suitable for use in controlled glaze effects, for majolica techniques and are overglaze compatible.
Superior Glazes may be sprayed and thinned with clean water if necessary to improve glaze flow.
Superior Glazes may be intermixed however it is not advised to mix Superior Glazes with Hobby Leaded Glaze as they are incompatible and the result will not be food-safe.
Superior Glazes are specifically formulated for application onto low fire earthenware clay that has been bisque fired between cone 04 (1,060°C) and cone 03 (1,101°C) then gloss fired to between cone 07 (984°C) and cone 03 (1,101°C).
■ O = Opaque; S = Semi Transparent; T = Transparent
■ Firing Range: Cone 07 (984°C) – Cone 03 (1,101°C).
■ Sizes: 140 ml, 500 ml, 5 lt, 10 lt.
■ Application: 2-3 coats earthenware bisque.
■ Intermixable: Yes.