Firing Range: 1186-1222c (Cone 4-6)
Chrysanthos High Fire Exotics are a range of variegated glazes. The glazes produce more striking results due to their compositions.
Within the range are the following groups of products:
a) Metallic Glazes group HE001 – HE005
b) Variegated Glazes group HE101 – HE153
c) Low Sheen Glazes group HE201
d) Crackle Glazes group HE301
Generally, to obtain optimum results, 3 - 4 coats of the metallic colours and 2 - 3 coats of the other coloured glazes should be applied using a fully loaded brush. Ensure each coat is dry before applying subsequent coats at right angles to each other.
With the variegated glazes, different effects will result based on the thickness of the glaze on the surface of the body, ridges present in the clay body where pooling of glaze can occur, clay body used and firing temperature.
Custom variegated glazes can be created by mixing oxides and other raw materials with the HE101 Clear.
The High Fire Exotics have been specifically formulated for application to mid fire clays that are to be glaze fired to between Cone 4 (1186c) and Cone 6 (1222c).
Chrysanthos High Fire Exotics fall into two categories, from above; group b) and c) are food safe when fired correctly while group a) and d) are not food safe.