All colors in the Crystaltex series are LEAD FREE.
CL glazes restricted from use K-6 (ASTM D-4236/LHAMA)
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Cone 05. AMACO Crystaltex Glazes are for the potter who dares to
try something novel. Multi-color effects can be subtle as with CTL-32,
which fires to a creamy yellow peppered with rich brown, or they can be
bold like the red, white and blue of CTL-54 Firecracker. No two pieces
will ever be alike, but all will be unique.
For application by dipping or pouring, thorough stirring of the
glaze is necessary since the crystals settle to the bottom of the jar.
A more controlled decorative effect can be obtained by brushing. Dip
the brush in the glaze at the top of the jar and apply two or more
coats. Lift the crystals from the bottom of the jar with the brush and
place where desired. Crystals fan out on flat horizontal surfaces and
run on vertical pieces. To spray the Crystaltex glazes, spray a good
coat of glaze without the crystals, place the crystals by hand where
you want them, then spray another thin coat of glaze over them. Best
results are obtained at Cone 05 (1911°F, 1044°C). These glazes must be
applied on a mature Cone 04 (1971°F, 1077°C) bisque.
CTL-3, CTL-31, and CTL-41 have a matte finish with glossy crystals
when fired. The rest of the series is either glossy or a textured
gloss/matte finish. All crystals fire to a gloss finish.
Crystaltex glazes are available in liquid form in pint jars.