Mayco Astro Gems Glazes
Crystal Specks Add Layers of Texture
Astro Gems™ are an underglaze-based textural glaze that contains tiny crystals. When fired, these crystals provide jewel-like spots on the matte surface of the glaze. Astro Gems™ can be applied to both green-ware and bisque.
Astro Gems™ are certified AP non-toxic. As surfaces may be difficult to properly clean if in contact with food, we recommend Astro Gems™ be used on decorative ware.
- Shake for 5-6 seconds before use - you'll want to make sure the crystals are evenly dispersed in the glaze before applying.
- Apply 3 smooth, even coats to properly fired shelf cone 04 bisque using a soft brush, such as a CB-604 #4 Soft Fan Brush.
- Try to get the brush fully saturated (loaded) and apply alternate coats in a perpendicular direction to the previous coat (helps to evenly distribute the crystals on your surface).
- Fire to shelf cone 06.