When your ceramic project needs that final fancy touch, consider adding a luster overglaze! Just paint (or draw) directly onto your already-glazed piece, and then fire to a very low temperature (usually cone 022 to 017). Because luster overglazes are made of actual gold, the end result is a brilliance unlike anything else in the ceramics field. We carry luster overglazes in a variety of gold tones, including premium gold luster, white gold luster, and rose gold luster. You can also find our very popular gold luster pens here!
Working with luster is not quite the same as working with other glazes, because the material is slightly different. The main thing to be aware of before you begin experimenting with gold luster underglazes is the absolute necessity of great ventilation. We suggest decorating your artwork and allowing it to dry while under a fume hood, if possible; if that’s not an option, we suggest wearing a fume-filtering respirator and doing your decorating in a space with good air filtration, circulation, or ventilation.
If you have any questions about how to work with gold luster overglazes, or if they will work for you, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 215-427-9665.