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Arroya special glazes are designed to make interesting patterns in almost any glaze from cone 05 to 6. Arroya glazes are applied over the normal 3 coats of any brushing glaze, and may be applied in 2 or 3 coats.
(Do not apply Arroyas to dipping glazed pots. Arroyas contain a lot of binder which is needed to keep the glaze attached to the piece when the glaze cracks. Applying Arroyas to a dipping glaze without binder will cause the glaze to flake off the pot and fuse to the kiln shelf.)
Two coats of Arroya will develop a fine crack pattern, and three coats will develop a larger pattern. The coats of glaze need to be applied as soon as the previous coat has lost its sheen. This is because the Arroya glazes need to "mud crack" before the piece is placed in the kiln. If the glaze doesn't crack outside the kiln, no pattern will be seen on the fired piece. Set the glazed piece promptly on the kiln shelf it will be fired on, to avoid having to handle the piece after the glaze has cracked and dried.
Fire the piece to the cone value of the base glaze. The Arroya will take on the character of the base glaze . A stiff non-flowing glaze will have a very distinct pattern and a soft fluid glaze will blend with the Arroya for a very natural look.
The Soft White and Soft Black work just like the regular Arroya glazes but are softer and will melt into base glazes better. Get all 5 and try them on all your glazes. You will get some wonderful results on almost every base glaze you try.See Arroya examples and instructions here
All colors in the Arroya series are LEAD FREE and AP Non Toxic, but are not dinnerware safe, due to crackling which may collect bacteria.
|Safety label||AP- Non-toxic|
|Primary Category||Ceramic Glazes|