Crystal glazes demonstrate the magic of the kiln more effectively than any other glaze. Often referred to as ‘Art in a Jar”, these beautiful glazes transform in the kiln when small pieces of glass burst into color and create intricate patterns during the firing process. Use alone to add texture, depth and stunning effects, or in glaze combination blending with Stroke & Coats, Foundations, Cobblestones or simply as an accent to your design.
Our Crystal Glazes are easy to use while providing outstanding results. Although the glazes are designed to mature at cone 06/05, Crystal Glazes can be fired to higher temperatures. As crystals tend to flow at higher temperatures, we recommend reviewing individual color labels for cone 6 firing results and limiting the number of crystals on bottom third of vertical piece to avoid glaze running onto the kiln shelf. The crystals in the glaze will melt when fired, which may create a textured surface. As that surface may be difficult to properly clean if in contact with food, we recommend crystal glazes to be used on non-food surface areas. For example, the outside of a mug, outside of a bowl, rim of a plate, decorative pieces, etc.
We pulled together a variety of projects for you to try with several application approaches. Click the links to see the projects and instructions.
|The crystals add a great design element that takes no extra time.||
Use crystal glazes on decorative ware or on the outside of dinnerware.
Crystals add visual interest in designs and as a focal point to your artwork.