- To be applied on middle fire bisque or high fire bisque
- Using 3-4 solid coats to achieve desired coverage. Wait for coat to dry between applications
- Colors are not intermixable
- Firing range between Cone 4 (1,186°C) – Cone 8 (1,263°C)
- Not for use on functional ware
- Contains lead
High Fire Exotics – Gun Metal
Our “High Fire Exotics” are variegated glazes for the use on middle fire bisque are suitable to covering large areas. They may be used on functional ware (except for HE001, HE005 & HE301). The effect obtained will depend on the thickness of the glaze and on the surface that has been decorated.
Chrysanthos High Fire Exotics are a range of glaze varieties aimed more at the sophisticated user. The glazes produce more striking results due to their compositions. Within the range are the following groups of products:
a) Metallic Glazes group HE001 – HE005
b) Variegated Glazes group HE009 – HE157, HE301 – HE421
c) Low Sheen Glazes group HE201 – HE209
d) Crackle Glazes group HE301
Generally, to obtain optimum results, 3 – 4 coats of the metallic glazes and 2 – 3 coats of the other glazes should be applied using a fully loaded brush. Ensure each coat is dry before applying subsequent coats at right angles to each other.
With the variegated glazes, different effects will result based on the thickness of the glaze on the surface of the body, ridges present in the clay body were pooling of glaze can occur, clay body used and firing temperature.
Custom variegated glazes can be created by mixing oxides and other raw materials with the HE101 – Neutral.
The High Fire Exotics have been specifically formulated for application to mid fire clays that are to be glaze fired to between cone 4 (1,186°C) and cone 6 (1,222°C).
Chrysanthos High Fire Exotics fall into two categories, from above; group b) and c) are food safe when fired correctly while group a) and d) are not food safe.
140 mL, 500 mL