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Ceramic Glazes 2ndEd

Ceramic Glazes 2ndEd

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Published by Stefan Van Cleemput
Ceramic Glazes
Ceramic Glazes

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Published by: Stefan Van Cleemput on Jul 31, 2013
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getting the most out of
ceramic glazesand underglazes
using commercial ceramic glazesand underglazes to achievecolor, depth, and complexity
|Second Edition|
This special report is brought to you with the support of Mayco
www.ceramicartsdaily.org | Copyright © 2013, Ceramic Publications Company | Using Ceramic Glazes and Underglazes 2nd Edition |1
 A World of Color
by David Gamble
Underglazes are one o the most popular ways to add color to clay suraces. They’re easy to use, and underglaze colorsare pretty much a “what you see is what you get” kind o proposition—blue fres blue and orange fres orange. Thebest part is that underglazes come in all orms like underglaze pens, underglaze pencils, underglaze crayons, and more.
Homemade Underglazes
by Holly Goring
Underglazes are widely avaialble but i you’re adventurous, you may want to try to mix your own. Holly provides a basicrecipe and instructions or creating your own underglazes and the special instructions required or success.
Creating a Weathered Look 
by Jeffrey Nichols
Jeery explains how he discovered a weathered surace eect using underglazes on his precision-made teapots.Discover how he does it using underglazes and sandpaper and give it a try on your next pot.
Using Ceramic Underglazes
by David L. Gamble
Commercial underglazes are a great way to add color to your work using a variety o application methods. They’re ormulatedto have low drying shrinkage, they can be applied to bone-dry greenware or to bisque-fred suraces. In addition to beingable to change the surace color o your clay body, underglazes can also be used to change the texture o the body.
Creating Depth with Ceramic Glaze
by Lisa Bare-Culp
There are many ceramic glazes that look great all by themselves, but you can really bring your own style and voice orwardwhen you start using techniques like pouring, carving, and layering to create depth in the ceramic glaze surace.
Low-Fire Red Glazes
By David L. Gamble
I you have ever tried to ormulate a red glaze, you know how difcult it can be. But even i you buy commercial redglazes, you understand that they need a certain amount o attention and precision paid to them during application andfring. This article will help you understand and keep track o all the variables when applying and fring red ceramic glazes.
Getting the Most out of Ceramic Glazes and Underglazes
Using Commercial Ceramic Glazes and Underglazesto Achieve Color, Depth, and Complexity
Ceramic glazes and underglazes are varied and wondrous concoctions. Because they can be complex, as well as orease o use and time savings, most o us use commercial ceramic glazes to some extent. Chances are, even i you are aceramic glaze mixing master, you have a ew commercial ceramic glazes or underglazes around the studio or specifc pot-tery applications. Maybe you want to rely on commercial glazes or your liner glaze, so you’re sure it will be ood sae, orperhaps a commercial ceramic glaze provides that hard-to-ormulate color you need or details in your surace decoration.
Getting the Most out of Ceramic Glazes and Underglazes: Using Commercial Ceramic Glazes and Underglazes to Achieve Color, Depth, and Complexity 
provides several approaches and techniques to successully identiying, applyingand fring commercial ceramic glazes.
www.ceramicartsdaily.org | Copyright © 2013, Ceramic Publications Company | Using Ceramic Glazes and Underglazes 2nd Edition |2
 A World of Color
Company Product Colors Cone
LUG 24 06–5Velvets 59 06–5Velvet One Strokes 12 06–5Sun Strokes 6 06–05Semi-moist (pan) 48 06–5Pencils 6 06–5Chalk Crayons 16 06–5Tubes 48 06–5Engobes 9 05–6
Glazewerks 34 06–04
Pencils 15 06–5Pens 27 06–5
Underglaze 100 06–05
Underglaze 50 6Underglaze 63 10SpeckledUnderglaze 12 06–05
Underglaze 40 06–6
Coyote Clay& Color
Underglaze 25 5–10
CoverCoat (opaque) 7 06–5E-Z Stroke (translucent) 69 06–5
Underglaze 55 06–5One strokes 21 06–5
Great Lakes
Underglaze 24 06–6
Underglaze 12–18
EM Underglaze 72 06–6
Underglaze(opaque) 70 06–5One Strokes(transparent) 32 06–5
Minnesota Clay
Underglaze 16 06–9Underglaze Pads 8 06–8Choxilis Pencil 10 06–8Potters slip 10 06–9
Rovin Ceramics
Underglaze 12 06–8
Underglaze 70 06–5
One Stroke 40 06–5
Underglaze 24 06–6
Standard Clay
Underglaze 23 06–5Underglaze Painting Medium
quantities, and in dierent ormats, such as crayons, pencilsand pens. I you’re not sure what you’d like to do, order2 oz. bottles and experiment beore you invest in pints orgallons. Here is a partial listing o oerings, but rememberthat most o the companies listed here sell their productsthrough distributors. For more inormation, go to the com-pany websites or check with your local supplier.
nderglazes are oneo the most popularways to add color to claywork. They’re easy to useat any age or skill leveland they can be applied atboth the green and bisquestage o work. Underglaz-es come in many orms—liquid, powder, pencil,crayon, liquid writers, bot-tle applicators, underglazepads, watercolor-type pansets and tubes. Typically,liquid underglazes containgum or binders to helpthem adhere to ware and also add some green strength.I you decide to purchase dry underglaze, you may alsoneed a mixing medium, or example, Standard Ceramicsspecies mixing one part colorant and one part mixingmedium. The medium adheres well and creates a hardersurace than water so there is less smearing i you’reworking on bisque and placing a clear glaze on topbeore ring.Underglaze pencils, crayons and chalks vary depend-ing on the manuacturer. They’re designed to be usedon bisqueware because rubbing them onto a ragilegreenware surace can break the greenware. Pencilsproduce a nice pastel or a pencil-type eect dependingon how smooth the clay surace is. Many are very dryand break easily duringapplication, and most areimported rom outside theU.S. Some pencils containwaxes to help them adhereto a bisque surace, butthese need a clear glazeon top to keep them romrubbing o ater they’rered. Caution: Never putunderglaze pencils in anelectric pencil sharpener.Many companies oerunderglazes by dierentbrand names, but they allpretty much unction thesame way. Underglazescome as premixed liquidsor dry, large and small
Test all underglazes or yourstudio conditions—clay body,fring, overglazes, etc. Createtest tiles with samples andapply a clear overglaze to halthe swatch. You’ll fnd thecolors deepen in value with aclear glaze.Underglazes are the mostversatile o products or theclay artist. Available in morethan 1000 colors, underglazescome in both dry and liquidorm as well as pencils, cray-ons and chalk.
David L. Gamble

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