Welte effect glazes KGE
This group of glazes is characterized by the inconsistent appearance of the individual glaze and also by decorative liveliness. Effects can mean uneven surfaces, clouding, staining, precipitation /crystallization, chandelier or metallic effects. They are created by the reactivity of different raw materials in the fire and show in this way the unique character of real ceramics. Additional effects can also be achieved by combining different glazes one above the other.
This Glaze should be fired between 1020°C - 1080°C for best results. As with all glazes we recommend a test firing first to check for colour, fit and stability. Suitable for hand painting, spray painting ,dipping and pouring onto ceramic pieces.
To make the glaze we recommend the following:
- Measure water/medium according to the weight of powder glaze; a minimum of 45% water and/or glaze medium to be added (i.e. 450 ml water/medium per kilo glaze). The consistency of the glaze should be creamy to milky depending on the type of application. For most dipping applications it may be necessary to add up to 30% more water/medium (i.e.300 ml)
- Shake or stir the mixture vigorously
- You should then sieve this glaze slurry. For glazes with coarse effect materials, any residue should be returned to the glaze after sieving.