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Duncan & Mayco Glazes

Duncan & Mayco Glazes

Duncan and Mayco Ceramic low-fire glazes for 06 firing on 04 bisque.

In general low fire glazes are used on earthenware clay or slip cast bisque. On 04 bisque brush on three FLOWING coats, allowing each coat to dry. (otherwise if the first coat is wet you will be wiping it off). A criss-cross pattern is recommended for even coverage.

When dry fire to cone 06.

Read the labels for specific product information.


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  • Foundations Glazes By Mayco

    Mayco Foundations Glazes

    FUNDAMENTAL AND FUNCTIONAL

    Foundations® glazes are available in a broad assortment of colors, opacities, and textures. Foundations® glazes dry quickly, allowing immediate additional decorating and same day firing.  They easily serve as the basic “foundation” glaze for any ceramic studio – be that in a school, home or your retail studio.

    Foundations® Opaque – Broad palette of colors that produce a beautiful, smooth high gloss finish and can be intermixed for custom colors.

    Foundations® Sheer – These soft translucent glazes add a tint of color to your work, allowing surface textures or design to show through.

    Foundations® Matte – Fires to a beautiful, soft subdued matte finish.  Matte finish will increase in glossiness if fired higher than cone 06.

  • Foundations Glazes By Mayco Pints

    FUNCTIONAL and Better by the PINT

    Foundations® glazes are available in a broad assortment of colors, opacities, and textures. Foundations® glazes dry quickly, allowing immediate additional decorating and same day firing.  They easily serve as the basic “foundation” glaze for any ceramic studio – be that in a school, home or your retail studio.

    Foundations® Opaque – Broad palette of colors that produce a beautiful, smooth high gloss finish and can be intermixed for custom colors.

    Foundations® Sheer – These soft translucent glazes add a tint of color to your work, allowing surface textures or design to show through.

    Foundations® Matte – Fires to a beautiful, soft subdued matte finish.  Matte finish will increase in glossiness if fired higher than cone 06. We recommend testing on your clay body and in your kiln prior to use.

  • Foundations Glazes By Mayco Gallon

    Gallons of Glaze!

    Shake for 5-6 seconds before use. Dispense glaze onto a palette (tile, plate, etc.) and apply with your brush or decorating accessory of choice (sponge, stamp, etc.). Foundations® glazes were designed to mature at a shelf cone 06/05. Apply 2-3 coats, on cone 04 bisque, allowing surface to dry in-between coats. Foundations® dries quickly and speeds up your ability to handle or perform additional decorating. Glaze fires to high-gloss finishes (excludes mattes), therefore does not need to be clear glazed. When applying to a large surface, we recommend a broad, soft brush such as CB-604 #4 Soft Fan. Try to get the brush fully saturated (loaded) and apply each coat in the same direction to minimize brush marks.

    Foundations® have been formulated to mature at cone 06/05. However most will maintain their color at higher temperatures. Their performance at cone 6 is noted on each individual product label. We recommend testing on your clay body and in your kiln prior to use.

  • Envision Glazes

    The main cone 06 glaze family from Duncan Some, Most are Discontinued

    Lead free and dinnerware-safe glazes that produce a gloss finish in a range of colors. Some are transparent and some are opaque (or somewhere in-between.) They are all food safe and lead free. (fire to cone 06).

    Envision yourself with the best – quality nontoxic, dinnerware-safe glazes in colors you love! Envision™ Glazes work with a variety of decorating techniques and produce a distinctively smooth and elegant appearance in intense colors ranging from opaque to transparent.

    See the world in vibrant color! Envision™ Glazes are perfect for ceramists, schools and finished-ware manufacturers!

    • Easy to use
    • Creamy consistency for excellent brushability
    • Works in perfect harmony with other Duncan glazes and underglazes for dramatic results
    • Available in 4-oz. jars with selected colors available in pints and gallons
  • Pottery Cascades by Mayco

    Make my glaze run! 

    Pottery Cascade Mayco

    May be applied randomly or uniformly, brushed or dabbed on with a sponge. White Cascade adds a tinge of color to glazes with which they are used. Cascades are perfect for the low fire designer seeking to create the looks achieved at higher temperatures. Their variability insures that no two designs will be exactly alike.

    GENERAL USE

    Apply 1-2 coats with a brush or sponge, under or over another glaze. You can influence the direction of the flow or create a pattern by how you apply the glazes. Allow to dry thoroughly. Fire to cones 06/05. To prevent the glaze from running off your vertical pieces do not apply Pottery Cascades to the bottom third of the piece. Vertical pieces require more attention to this detail than horizontal pieces.

  • Crackles Glazes Classic Crackles

    Classic Crackles© add a level of sophistication and dimension to your designs.

    These beautiful glazes are non toxic and lead free, but not all are recommended for dinnerware due to their texture.

    Remember when “cracking” was a bad thing? Sidewalks, windows, cups … Thank goodness that’s a thing of the past, thanks to Classic Crackles Glazes! Use them to add character to your pieces; these specially formulated glazes create cracks similar to crazing when fired, resulting in a distinctive aged, antique look.

    For extra depth, highlight the cracks created in the firing by antiquing the piece with ink or acrylic paint.

  • Mayco Crystal Glazes

    Duncan® Crystals Glazes™
    Mayco’s Jungle Gems™ Crystal Glazes
    Mayco Crystallites too!

    These glazes transform in the kiln when the small pieces of glass frit burst into color and intricate patterns during the firing process. Artists use these beautiful glazes to add dramatic, colorful effects to their creations.

    Set off fireworks of color on your pieces with Crystal Glazes! These unique glazes create bright, multicolored bursts and specks when fired, resulting in a different finish every time.
    With Crystals Glazes, color crystals move throughout the glaze during firing, creating a distinctively interesting appearance. Each result depends on the size of the crystal, slope of the piece and temperature of the fire. Like the excitement of fireworks festivities, you’ll love the pops of color from Crystals Glazes!
    Colors are available in 4 oz. jars, and assorted colors are also available in pints.

    Brush on 3 coats on bisque, Fire

  • French Dimensions & Mayco Designer Liners

    French Dimensions

    Dimensional glazes for raised design effects over and under
    nonmoving glazes and over each other.

    Learning About French Dimensions.

    Basic Instructions
    1. Apply with squeeze bottle.
    2. Maintain steady squeeze pressure.
    3. Fire to shelf cone 06.
    4. Do not touch bottle tip to ware (this may cause the French Dimensions to flatten).
    5. Apply to shelf cone 04 bisque (or greenware, depending on technique)
    MAKE YOUR MARK WITH DESIGNER LINER

    The metal writer tip allows for ultimate control to draw ultra-fine or bold lines, typography and intricate illustration, or apply with a brush to create watercolor or ink wash effects. Designer Liner is best when used under non-moving transparent or semi-transparent glazes. Designer Liner will fire matte when glaze is not applied over top.

  • Special Fired Products

    Special Fired Products

    • Snow- Create the look of fresh fallen snow on the bows of you Christmas tree with fired snow.
    • Cobblestone
    • Wax Resist