Amaco (CTL) Crystaltex Low-fire Glazes
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Amaco Crystaltex liquid glazes are a brilliant mix of
bright, glossy colors that are speckled with colored glaze crystal
bursts. These low-fire ceramic glazes are food-safe and perfect for unique ceramic vessels and dishes. They are also perfect for an interesting surface for sculptural ceramic work. All the unique beauty of crystalline glazes without the
complicated firing process.
•Bursts of Color
•Spontaneous Color patterns
•Shown on White Clay, can be applied to Red Clay
All colors of the Amaco Crystaltex glazes are LEAD FREE. CL for CTL-20 Royal Turquoise and CTL-26 Sea Mist only.
Cone 05. AMACO® Crystaltex Glazes are for the potter who dares to
try something novel. Multi-color effects can be subtle as with CTL-32,
which fires to a creamy yellow peppered with rich brown, or they can be
bold like the red, white and blue of CTL-54 Firecracker. No two pieces will ever be alike, but all will be unique with these low-fire ceramic glazes.
For application by dipping or pouring, thorough stirring of the glaze
is necessary since the crystals settle to the bottom of the jar. A more
controlled decorative effect can be obtained by brushing. Dip the brush
in the glaze at the top of the jar and apply two or more coats. Lift
the crystals from the bottom of the jar with the brush and place where
desired. Crystals fan out on flat horizontal surfaces and run on
vertical pieces. Best results are obtained at Cone 05 (1911°F, 1044°C).
These low-fire ceramic glazes must be applied on a mature Cone 04 (1971°F, 1077°C) bisque.
CTL-3, CTL-31, and CTL-41 have a matte finish with glossy crystals
when fired. The rest of the Amaco Crystaltex glazes are either glossy or a textured gloss/matte finish. All crystals fire to a gloss finish.