Item #: ACTL41
Cone 05. AMACO® Crystaltex Glazes are for the potter who dares to try something novel. The multi-color effects of the Melon glaze start with a bright opaque lime with bursts of yellow and turquoise flecs. No two pieces will ever be alike, so you can count on each piece being truly unique.
Crystaltex glazes can be applied by brushing, dipping,or pouring. Thorough stirring of the glaze is necessary since the crystals settle to the bottom of the jar. A more controlled decorative effect can be obtained by brushing the glaze on. Dip the brush in the glaze at the top of the jar and apply two or more coats. Lift the crystals from the bottom of the jar with the brush and place where desired. Crystals fan out on flat horizontal surfaces and run on vertical pieces.
Best results are obtained at Cone 05 (1911°F, 1044°C). These glazes must be applied on a mature Cone 04 (1971°F, 1077°C) bisque.
Melon Crystaltex glaze has a slightly matt surface texture.