- To be applied only on earthenware/low fire bisque
- Using 1-3 coats to achieve desired coverage
- Colors are intermixable
- Firing range between Cone 06 (999°C) – Cone 04 (1,060°C)
- Capability to be brushed or dipped into clear glaze without firing the color first
Cafe Colors – Soft Pastures
Our “Café Colors” are our brightest colors which can be dipped into clear glaze without having to fire the color first. For decorative ware, no clear glaze is required to achieve a satin finish.
The Café Colors are the most spectacular range of bright colored glazes that we manufacture and are available in three series; two low fire versions that are satin or glossy at Cone 06 (999°C) and Cone 04 (1,060°C) and a high fire version. All are for decoration of bisque and they can be used either like an underglaze where 3 coats are applied to achieve full coverage or they can be used for detailed design with a translucent effect similar to One Strokes.
The distinct advantage of Café Colors is that they can be dipped into a clear glaze without having to first fire the color. Or in the case of decorative ware, no clear glaze at all is required to obtain a range of different finishes.
Café Colors are progressively becoming more and more popular with PYOP studios and schools due to their ease of use and great color range.
The pallet in each series consists of 60 colors, however colors may be intermixed to achieve an infinite range of colors.
The Gloss range may be identified by use of a “G” suffixed to the product code and the High Fire range may be identified by use of a “H” suffixed to the product code.
Café Colors are applied with an appropriate sized soft-bristled brush for detailed work. If a larger area is being covered, a generous sized brush will minimise streakiness and allow a most even application. Café Colors are also suitable for sponging and stippling.
Café Colors in a single coat application are essentially transparent; however opacity may be achieved by the application of 2 or 3 generous coats, in a cross-hatch manner.
Café Colors are designed for use directly from the bottle, although they may be sprayed or sponged. Clean water may be added to achieve alternate finishes or to adjust consistency for spraying.
Café Colors within a range may be intermixed to achieve new colors. So Satin mixed with Satin and Gloss mixed with Gloss.
The low fire versions of the Café Colors are for application to low fired earthenware clay that has been bisque fired to between cone 04 (1,060°C) and cone 03 (1,101°C), then glaze fired to between cone 06 (999°C) and cone 04 (1,060°C) using a suitable glaze.
The high fire version is for application to middle fire bisque and then glaze fire to between cone 4 (1,186°C) and cone 8 (1,263°C) using a suitable glaze.
60 mL, 250 mL, 500 mL