Aztec Turquoise is a textured, matte turquoise glaze that is reminiscent of toasty reduction high fire glazes with beautiful effects that can be achieved at low temperatures. It breaks over texture and turns blue where thicker and brown where thin. This glaze is formulated to allow the clay body to show through where there is texture and looks dramatically different on red ware and white ware..
These special effect glazes imitate traditional Artist/Potter’s favourites. They are Cone 05 oxidation glazes that look like high fired reduction stoneware glazes. Effects like Temmoku, Rutile, Oil Spot, and other reduction surfaces are achieved without the cost or trouble of high fire reduction. They can be fired over any earthenware clay, however they look best over dark or red firing clays. The color in the clay will partially show through where there is texture and adds dimension to the glaze. Because of this effect, these glazes will look completely different depending on the clay body on which they are applied.
Artist’s Choice glazes also provide a huge number of possible glaze layering combinations. Experiment with combinations of glazes, different numbers of coats of each glaze, (up to a total of three to four coats) and ways to layer the glazes on your clay pieces.
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Tableware producers must test all finished ware to establish dinnerware status, due to possible variations in firing temperature and contamination.