Mayco's Elements Chunkies
Mayco’s line of Elements™ Chunkies was designed to simulate the aesthetic, movement and interest of mid range and hire fire glazes in a cone 06, oxidation kiln firing. These glazes feature a base from the Elements line with the addition of crystals. Chunkies create gorgeous effects with brilliant colors. The level of variegation exhibited by theses glazes can be influenced by factors such as the number of coats applied, combinations with other glazes, clay body surface textures, kiln atmosphere and firing temperatures. Elements™Chunkies will move - some more than others.
Understanding each glaze's properties and how each glaze can be applied, will lead to more successful results.
Mayco’s Elements™Chunkies flow easily and therefore may run. Tapering off the number of crystals applied to the bottom third of a vertical pot is recommended. Glaze and crystals could run off the piece or gather at the base and form unsightly lumps. Similarly horizontal pieces, such as a plate, could cause the glaze to pool excessively if crystals are too heavily gathered on sloped section of the piece.We recommend applying the crystals with a fan brush, which will allow the crystals to be more evenly distributed. Also, you should make sure the glaze has dried thoroughly prior to firing. A medium ramp/firing rate is recommended (250°F per hour).
Use Elements™ Chunkies on all of your ceramic projects - pottery, jewelry, tiles and more!