This is a brush-on stoneware glaze which can be used to cover designs created with underglazes to give the surface an exciting crackly effect. Fire between Cone 4-6.
This is a pre-mixed, brush-on stoneware glaze which can be used to cover designs created with underglazes to give the surface an exciting crackly effect. This glaze has the perfect consistency for brushing, where 3 coats are needed, or the glaze can be watered down slightly to make it easier to dip or pour. Fire between Cone 4-6 (1141°c-1243°c).
The crackly effect will emerge when the piece has been removed from the kiln and allowed to cool down. A coloured dye can be rubbed into the surface once cooled down to emphasise the surface pattern.
The colour sample shows the result of applying 3 coats of this glaze to white stoneware and firing to Cone 5 in an oxidation atmosphere; different results should be expected in reduction and/or if using a different colour clay body.
Lead free and non-toxic. Crackle glazes are not dinnerware safe due to the possibility of bacteria growth in the cracks.
Find out more on food safety with clays and glazes here.
All of the Spectrum Stoneware 1100 Series glazes are compatible with each other, giving exciting effects when layered with a few coats of each glaze. Experiment!