Mayco’s Jungle Gems™ Crystal Glazes transform in the kiln when the small pieces of glass frit burst into color and intricate patterns during the firing process. Artists use these beautiful glazes to add dramatic, colorful effects to their creations.
Unleash your creativity with Mayco’s Jungle Gems™ Crystal Glazes. These stunning glazes allow ceramic artists to add color and depth to their designs with ease. Use alone for stunning effects, in glaze combination blending with Stroke & Coats®, Foundations® or Cobblestones or simply as an accent to your design.
Jungle Gems™ Crystal glazes were designed to mature at cone 06/05 (1830f/1915f). Shake the jar well and stir during the application process. Apply two to three even coats to bisque with a fan brush, allow to dry between coats. We recommend a soft fan brush for glaze application. Stir frequently as crystals tend to settle in the jar due to their weight. Re-distribution of crystals may be required during the final coat. Where you see the crystal is where you will see it bloom. Avoid heavy application of crystals at the bottom of ware as the crystals bloom and can adhere to the kiln shelves or stilts. The crystals in the glaze will melt when fired, which may create a textured surface. As that surface may be difficult to properly clean if in contact with food, we recommend crystal glazes to be used on decorative ware.
Jungle Gems™ Crystal Glazes have been formulated to mature at cone 06/05 (1830f/1915f). However can be fired at higher temperatures. Their performance at cone 6 (2232f) is noted on each individual product label. Crystals tend to flow at higher temperatures so take care on vertical pieces. We recommend testing on your clay body and in your kiln prior to use.
To create unique effects and finishes, layer crystal together to create ombre effects or make an entirely new crystal color.
Crystals add visual interest in designs and as a backdrop to your artwork. Design with glaze combinations by layering with Stroke & Coat® or Elements.
Chips shown are fired flat on a white clay body fired to cone 06 (1830f) oxidation. The choice of clay body, the thickness of glaze application, the firing process, and temperature will affect the fired results.