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The following technical information pertains to the brushing formulations of the Potter’s Choice glazes available in pints and gallons.
Potter’s Choice glazes need to be applied at a certain thickness to bring out their true beauty. Although simple in concept, applying the correct glaze thickness is difficult to convey. AMACO® tells users to apply 3 coats (unless noted on the label) of glaze to ware. Unfortunately, everyone naturally applies different thicknesses in a coating with very different results.
The following tiles should allow users to see if they have applied the glaze too thick or too thin. As a general rule we find that most people who are having issues seem to be applying glaze on the light side.
The first tile in the set is a thin application. The second tile is slightly on the thin side and the third is slightly on the heavy side. A good application (as intended) would be between tiles 2 and 3. Obviously, the final look to be achieved is up to the end user.
Application is key when layering Potter's Choice glazes. To insure that you're getting the best results we have created a video and a pdf that explains our approach.
Clay body choice can affect a final piece just as much as glaze choice or application. Below are examples showing how each of our Potter's Choice glazes reacts over our line of high-fire AMACO clays.
Tiles each have 3 coats of glaze and are fired to Cone 5.
* Please note that while images have been edited to accurately reflect glaze and clay body colors, different monitor settings or browsers may shift the accuracy of color
Clicking the images below will redirect you to the product page, scroll down and you will see all the layering combos. Each set of tiles has been glazed with 2 coats/ 2 coats of each glaze fired to cone 6 on our #46 buff midfire clay.
The downloadable PDFs can also be found on the product pages.
This section features clickable icons that bring you to downloadable PDF's of the layering charts for Potter's Choice glazes over Celadons!
Clicking the images below will redirect you to the product page, scroll down and you will see all the layering combos. Each set of tiles has been glazed with 3 coats/ 3 coats of each glaze fired to cone 6 on our A-Mix #11 White Stoneware clay.
Here are some helpful resources regarding the AMACO Potter's Choice dipping glazes:
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