Note: To protect the privacy of our members, e-mail addresses have been removed from the archived messages. As a result, some links may be broken.

Find Lesson Plans on! GettyGames

Re: Underglazes or glazes


From: Holmgren (holmgren_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Wed Nov 24 2004 - 16:15:32 PST

I use Duncan Concepts glazes with my elementary students. We made tiles for
a permanent mural in our school. We used the glazes on unfired white
earthenware clay--then did one firing at cone 05. The glaze is shiny
without putting on a clear glaze. When I use the glazes on 2nd grade coil
pots, I always fire the pots first. Then we use the glazes, and I do coat
the inside of the pots with a clear glaze, just to make sure they are
totally sealed. Then I fire at 06. I've been very happy with the glazes. I
put them in small lidded containers. Though they do tend to dry out, they
are easily reconstituted by adding water--so, though they are expensive, I
feel I get my money's worth.

Mary H.

----- Original Message -----
From: "Fran Legman" <>
To: "ArtsEdNet Talk" <>
Sent: Tuesday, November 23, 2004 8:30 PM
Subject: Underglazes or glazes

> Finally ordering supplies for my brand new kiln - elementary school. I
> ordered a cone 04-06 white clay.
> Recommended to me were Duncan Concepts underglazes and Mayco Stroke and
> Coat, both needing a clear coat of glaze on top of color.
> And also suggested was regular glaze that doesn't need a top coat of
> clear.
> Any comments?
> ---