Coyote Texas Two Steps: Cone 6 Oil Spot Glazes
Oil spot glazes at cone 10 provide some of the most striking
and unique finishes in ceramics. Now, Coyote Texas Two Step glazes provide
the same sought-after effect at cone 6, in a breathtaking variety of color
combinations. These food safe glazes work as a two part system, with the
top coat pulling away to reveal brilliant spots of the glaze beneath.
There are currently three Step One Undercoats (MBG140-142) and five Step Two
Overcoats (MBG150-154) available.
To use the Texas Two Step glazes, simply apply a Step One
Undercoat to bisque ware (two or three coats brushing, one coat dipped) and wait
for it to dry completely. Then, cover all or part of the first color with a Step Two
Overcoat. When the piece is fired to cone 6 in an electric kiln, the
glazes will interact, creating a phenomenal oil spot effect. Varying the
thickness of the glazes during application will have a dramatic effect on the
finished piece, as the thicker the glazes get, the larger the spots they create
will be. We found the optimum thickness to be two coats of the Step One
Undercoat and three coats of Step Two Overcoat, but you may prefer thicker or
thinner applications for different effects. Try experimenting!
You will need at least one
Step One Undercoat and one Step Two Overcoat, used together, to get the
oil spot effects.