Velvets are a very versatile, semi-translucent underglaze which offers two finish possibilities. When left unglazed they have the appearance of velvet. Or, when glazed with a clear gloss glaze, they have a soft, satin matt finish.
They are rich colors and can be used for all over coverage similar to an opaque underglaze. Colors may be mixed together to create unique colors. Use on greenware, then bisque prior to applying a clear glaze. Or use on bisque with a covering glaze applied prior to firing.
Velvets tolerate a wide firing range, and can be used on most temperatures and clay bodies. Some colors may fade at high temperatures (cone 7 and up). When used without a glaze cover, Velvets should not be used on food or drink containers. All are Lead free. All are non-toxic in liquid form. Have been tested and approved for dinnerware when covered by LG10 clear glaze. (* If left unglazed, should not be used for dinnerware)
Glazes with Zinc can cause discoloration of underglazes. Use of Zinc-free covering glazes is recommended.