How to Use a
How to Pour a Mold
Color Wheel - How to choose a
How to use Dipping Glaze
Semantics in Ceramics
In the past it wasn't a good idea to mix red (lead
based) and green (copper based) glazes on the same piece. Even firing red and
green in the kiln at the same time could cause problems and ruin the red glazed
piece. Reds came out grey or black, sometimes even clear. With the advent of
the un-leaded glaze those times are definitely in the past.
Envision glazes, you CAN put red and green glazes on the same piece. Envision
glaze does not contain lead, so your reds will not be affected by your greens.
Envision reds can be fired in the same kiln-load as Envision greens or other
colors with no special precautions or adverse effects. And, because it has no
lead, Envision reds can even be fired in the same kiln-load as non-Envision
Your other choice, if you wish to apply red and green on the
same ceramic piece, is to use Concepts Underglaze for Bisque. These colors also
contain no lead and so are unaffected by other colors. No special firing
precautions are required.
See the Ceramics Insider Newsletter for
November 2001 for tips on using Red
Duncan, Mayco and Western now offer fantastic red
underglazes which can be painted on greenware and fired with any other color!
We love the new CoverCoats
underglazes CC194 Red Wagon and CC206 Neon Red.. Paint three coats on
greenware. Fire to cone 04. Clear glaze with your choice of Duncan's IN1001,
SN351, CN2000D, Mayco's S2101, or C300 , then fire to cone 06. Beautiful,
brilliant color every time. Food safe and non-toxic.
If you prefer
painting on bisque, try one of Duncan's new red
Concepts CN074 or CN507. Or
Mayco's Stroke n Coat SC73,
SC74 or SC87. Bright, brilliant, foolproof color. Or even Duncan's Envision red
IN1206. All are food safe and non-toxic!
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