Amaco LG-Series Low Fire Gloss Glazes
Amaco Gloss Glazes are available in 48 shades that fire to a high gloss finish
for any of any of your pieces. Though an array of colors are available, they may
also be mixed or layered to create unique tones. Once fired, pieces are finished
to a smooth, satin-like texture. A low fire allows the glaze to flow, which
covers most imperfections.
The majority of Amaco Gloss Glazes are lead
free, making them a suitable choice for food-safe projects. There are a small
number of exceptions to this, therefore users should take care prior to using
this glaze on dinnerware.
Cone 06-04.AMACO® Gloss
Glazes fire to a smooth, glossy finish at a witness Cone 05 (1915°F,
Gloss Glazes flow slightly during firing to a high gloss finish, while
correcting most application imperfections. Good results can be obtained
on most ceramic clay or slip.
LG-10 has a smooth and high gloss
surface. Make sure it reaches a mature witness Cone 05 (1915°F,
1046°C). You might apply it thinner than usual for best results. Two
coats are usually enough.
Clear glaze can be used over the AMACO® LUG series, Velvet,
Velvet-1-Strokes, Designer Velvet and over the GDC Gloss decorating
colors. When gloss decorating colors are used over bisque, they need a
clear gloss over them, which is applied at the same time and fired
once. LG-11, Opaque White, is the whitest and most opaque of our white
glazes. It can be used for the Majolica technique (see
Underglazes/Gloss Decorating Colors). Apply LG-11 White on a mature
Cone 04 (1940°F, 1060°C) bisque. Then paint your design using GDC Gloss
Decorating Colors over the unfired white glaze. Fire when your design
is done. There is no need for a clear glaze over the GDC design when
you have a white glaze as a base.
All AMACO® glazes are formulated for brushing, however if pouring,
sponging or dipping techniques are used for lead containing glazes, we
recommend using rubber gloves, so that glaze will not get on your hands
and run the risk of hand to mouth contamination and ingestion of lead.
An important factor in the success of these glazes is the need for a
fast firing (3-4 hours) to no higher than Cone 06 (1830°F, 999°C) and
their requirements of generous air supply during firing. The kiln
should be stacked with plenty of air space around the pieces to permit
circulation. Do not crowd the kiln. Fire with peepholes left open
during the entire firing cycle. Sometimes the door of the kiln may be
left ajar, anything to assure a plentiful oxygen supply.
Finally, the proximity of copper green glazes will adversely affect the
red glazes. Pieces with green-colored glaze should be kept as far
removed as possible from the red glazes. When all of these points of
advice are carefully observed, we are confident that the brilliant
results expected of AMACO® products will be achieved.
The three White gloss glazes from Amaco® offer a variety of finishes
when fired. DG-11 Deco White fires to a pure white, LG-11 fires white,
and F-11 White fires to an off-white.