Magic Flow Glazes

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Magic Flow glazes were created to accommodate ceramic people who usually fire at only cone 05/04, and give them the opportunity to use ash effect glazes at such a low temperature.

Without the need of high firing that is required for “ash glaze” effects and since no toxic materials are used in manufacturing these special effect glazes, Magic Flow makes it possible for teachers and school students to achieve these effects on their pieces.

MF-20 Dark Blue

MF-20 Dark Blue

MF-30 Brown

MF-30 Brown

MF-40 Dark Green

MF-40 Dark Green

MF-44 Chartreuse

MF-44 Chartreuse

MF-46 Olive

MF-46 Olive

MF-66 Burnt Orange

MF-66 Burnt Orange

Application

The clay on which these glazes are used may affect their wiggly flow. For best results use talc containing clay such as 20M Versa Clay, or a similar “open” body clay. On non-talc containing or “tight” bodies, the wiggly effect will not show as prominently but will smooth out and flow in a straight vertical manner. Both effects can be very attractive.

Apply them by brushing so that you can taper down the application towards the bottom of the piece. Apply two coats over the bisque piece, then, apply a third coat but only to the upper two thirds of the piece.  That will help limit the flow of the glaze to the piece and control run-off.

Layering Magic Flow over or under other glazes will not produce the typical wiggly effect, but will fuse both glazes together and produce a smooth textured effect that would vary depending on what is the other glaze in use.

It is nice to use MF glazes next to another type glaze with a little overlapping. Apply any glaze that you would want to use on the top part of your ceramic bisque piece, then, apply the MF glaze on the remaining bottom section, while overlapping both glazes just a little.

The MF glaze will pull down with it some of the top glaze and mix with it into a smooth surface before producing the wiggle effect further down on the piece. Overlapping a large area will smooth out most or the entire piece as the two glazes flow down together.

Before using the MF glazes on a good piece, it is recommended to run some tests so you will know what will happen. Fire the test chips vertically to allow the MF glazes to flow.

Fire your final pieces with a dry foot on a kiln shelf that that has been well coated with AMACO Kiln Shelf Wash. Use stilts, until you get used to how these glazes flow.

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