Here at The Ceramic Shop, we are dedicated to providing you with the best new products from all over the world – and we’re excited to be carrying the amazing products from Spain’s Diez Productos Ceramicos! If you are a ceramic artist who is into colorful or complex surface decoration, Diez products are for you. If you have a penchant for drawing on clay, Diez’s writing pens and glaze crayons will turn everything in your studio into a sketching surface. This company is becoming increasingly known for their innovative decorative tools for the ceramics industry, so by carrying their products we are able to provide you with the very best professional tools.
The Diez TecniDraw line features markers that work very much like paint pens, and contain a china paint-like material. Available in a wide variety of colors and tip thicknesses, these pens are easy to use – just shake well and draw directly onto your already-glazed surface. Fire to cone 04 (1050C/1922F) and you’re done! If you love to decorate your work with China paints but have had problems painting on lines of consistent thickness, this could be the tool that takes your work to the next level. The Diez TecniDraw pens also come in a luster-firing range metallic line – available in gold, silver, bronze, or copper, these 4mm-tipped pens should be fired to cone 014 (850C/1562F).
The Diez CrayoCer line consists of pastel-like crayons made of low-fire glaze materials, so they are great for imparting pastel-style drawings on your bisqueware. Unlike the TecniDraw line, these crayons are designs to be used on bisque-fired, but still-unglazed wares (although they can indeed be used on glazed wares as well for a different look). Simply decorate your surface and then coat with a clear glaze. These crayons all have a firing range of Cone 06 to Cone 03, and as always, we do recommend testing in order to zero in on the best firing range for your work.
With just these two lines of products, you will be able to achieve new levels of workmanship, color, and surface in your ceramic decoration. If you have any questions about the Diez line of products, please give us a call at 215-427-9665.