- To be applied on earthenware/low fire bisque
- Using 2-3 coats with crystals dispersed evenly
- Firing range between Cone 06 (999°C) – Cone 04 (1,060°C)
- Colors are intermixable
- Crazing may be experienced therefore not for use on functional ware where they can contact food and drink
Fantasy Glazes – Archaic
Our “Fantasy Glazes” are a range of effects glazes that contain various colored crystals that explode when fired. The exciting part is the results are never identical!
Chrysanthos Fantasy Glazes are a premium range of crystal glaze designed to add an element of surprise to your ceramics experience. The Fantasy Glazes are applied directly to bisque from the container. Colors may be intermixed to create even more exciting combinations than those available.
The Fantasy Enhancer may be added to each of the products to enhance the crystal growth and flow effect of the Fantasy Glazes either individually or in combination.
Fantasy Glazes may be applied adjacent to each other and will not flow into one another so multiple effects can be applied to one piece. To allow them to flow into one another just add Fantasy Enhancer to some or all of the Fantasy Glazes before application.
For a really interesting effect, add Fantasy Enhancer to a Fantasy Glaze that is applied to the top of a piece and let it run down over other Fantasy Glazes.
The Fantasy Glazes are also fully intermixable with the Superior Glazes.
Generally, to obtain optimum results, 2 – 3 coats of Fantasy Glaze should be applied using a glaze fan brush. Ensure each coat is dry before applying subsequent coats.
Different methods can be used to apply the Fantasy Glaze. Either shake the jar and apply glaze and crystals together or first apply glaze for one or two coats then shake the jar and apply the last coat with crystals.
Use the following as a guide as to how much Fantasy Enhancer may be added to Fantasy Glaze to create the different effects:
1. Enhanced crystal growth, 10 ml Fantasy Engancer to 100 ml of Fantasy Glaze
2. Increased flow, 20 ml of Fantasy Enhancer to 100 ml of Fantasy Glaze
3. Glaze and crytals become diffused and glaze runs freely, 30 ml of Fantasy Enhancer to 100 ml Fantasy Glaze
Note that when Fantasy Glaze is to run, be sure to stilt piece correctly and brush ample Kiln Wash onto shelves to prevent damage to shelves.
For the best results, the Fantasy Glazes should be fired to between cone 06 (999°C) and cone 04 (1,060°C) on earthenware bisque that has been previously fired to between cone 04 (1,060°C) and cone 03 (1,101°C).
Ceramic ware that has been coated with Fantasy Glazes should not be used for the storage of food and beverages.
The Fantasy Glazes in all cases are lead free. Several may contain encapsulated cadmium or copper compounds and due to the nature of these types of glazes, they will have a tendency to craze.
Always refer to the bottle for all hazards and safety instructions.
140 mL, 500 mL