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Overglaze Colours : Firebird Range

The Firebird range is an intermixable low-lead series of powdered onglaze colours. Smoothness of application and vividly flamboyant colours are characteristics of this series. The usual lead content h… Read more

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Powdered Overglaze: Signal Red

Powdered Overglaze: Signal Red

Potclays Colours 4624 - In stock
£6.95 per 25g (Inc. VAT) £5.79 per 25g (Exc. VAT)
Powdered Overglaze: Turquoise

Powdered Overglaze: Turquoise

Potclays Colours 4633 - In stock
£4.32 per 25g (Inc. VAT) £3.60 per 25g (Exc. VAT)
Powdered Overglaze: White

Powdered Overglaze: White

Potclays Colours 4648 - In stock
£4.87 per 25g (Inc. VAT) £4.06 per 25g (Exc. VAT)
Turpentine (Pure) 500cc

Turpentine (Pure) 500cc

Potclays Materials 47071 - Out Of Stock
£7.52 (Inc. VAT) £6.27 (Exc. VAT)
Turpentine (Pure) 5lt

Turpentine (Pure) 5lt

Potclays Materials 47072 - In stock
£68.39 (Inc. VAT) £56.99 (Exc. VAT)
Turps/Resin Medium for Overglazes 1lt

Turps/Resin Medium for Overglazes 1lt

Potclays Materials 47031 - In stock
£38.74 (Inc. VAT) £32.28 (Exc. VAT)

Overglaze Colours : Firebird Range

The Firebird range is an intermixable low-lead series of powdered onglaze colours. Smoothness of application and vividly flamboyant colours are characteristics of this series. The usual lead content has been minimised thus enabling the colours to meet low lead-release specifications, provided that they are used conventionally and are properly fired.

Preparation of colours: Mix thoroughly by working the colour into a suitable media e.g. 47031 Turps/Resin Medium 1lt on a smooth surface using a palette knife in a rubbing action. Pick up the required amount of colour on a brush moistened with turpentine if the media is fat-oil based. Alternatively, a water-based medium may be used instead, in which case use water to moisten and clean the brush.

Firing guidance: Onglaze colours and lustres are normally fired in the range 730-800C. Lower firing temperatures will give matter finishes which is not recommended on the surfaces of ware in contact with foodstuffs. The kiln must be well-ventilated (vent plug out) until about 450-500C to clear away gases from burning-away of media etc. The vent plugs can then be replaced and firing continued to 730-780C at which point the kiln should be switched off and allowed to cool fully.

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