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Spectrum Glazes 300 Series Majolica Colors

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Spectrum Glazes 300 Series Majolica Colors

Spectrum Majolica 300 Series Glazes are as versatile as they are beautiful. These glazes are formulated to function as underglazes beneath clear glazes, as a simple glaze on its own, or as a majolica glaze atop a white base.

Majolica technique allows potters to create stunning pieces of art. The technique requires that potters apply two to three heavy coats of white base glaze that is then allowed to dry. Artists can then brush designs onto the piece with the majolica glaze.

Majolica Colors A highly versatile product which can be used as a majolica color on top of a white base glaze or as an underglaze color underneath a clear glaze or as a glaze on its own.

For majolica technique first apply 2 or 3 coats (depending on how heavily you apply each coat) of our base white glaze (i.e. 799 Majolica White for cone 06/04 firings or 1118 White for cone 4/6 firings) over the entire piece. After the white glaze has thoroughly dried you can proceed to decorating with the 300 series colors. One coat will give you the traditional majolica look, in which some of the base white shows through the color. For opaque coverage 2 coats of color will be required.

For use as an underglaze use the 300 series as you would our 500 series underglazes (i.e. 1 coat semi-transparent, 2 coats- semi-opaque, 3 coats- opaque) and then cover the entire piece with clear glaze (i.e. 700 Clear for cone 06/04 firings or 1100 Clear for cone 4/6 firings).

The 300 series Majolica Colors can also be used as a glaze on its own, over a wide temperature range from cone 06 to cone 5. It will fully vitrify at cone 06 but the surface will not be quite as shiny as our 700 series glazes. At cone 5 most of the colors will show little color change, except the pinks and purples, which are not quite as temperature stable.

Using a zinc-free clear glaze, such as 1100, will improve results at stoneware temperatures.

All of the majolica colors are lead-free, dinnerware safe and A/P non-toxic.
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