Stroke & Coat® is the industry’s most versatile product. It can be applied on wet clay, earthenware bisque or stoneware bisque, fired from cone 06 to cone 10, in oxidation or reduction and used in every decorative way imaginable. Use these glazes to create intricate, detailed designs. Colors can butt up to one another without moving and when used in a majolica process, Stroke & Coat® will not move nor blend with the colors beneath even when using light over dark. Stroke & Coat® colors are intermixable, allowing artists to create custom shades. Thin with water or media to create a wash or watercolor style of design. Because the liquid color is consistent with the fired color, artists will have no trouble visualizing finished results as they create. Stroke & Coat® fires glossy without clear glaze and is opaque with two to three coats. Because of its versatility, Stroke & Coat® is the ideal product of choice for studio, classroom, potter or fine artist.
Cone 06 (1830f) oxidation: Heavily pigmented, viscous Stroke & Coat®glaze that can be used for brush strokes or opaque coverage. One coat will create a translucent finish with subsequent coats adding opacity. We suggest two to three coats for full opacity and all over coverage. Will fire to a gloss finish without clear glaze.
Cone 6 (2232f) oxidation: Semi-Transparent. Color slightly lightens.
Let dry between coats. Stroke & Coat® glazes will fire to a gloss finish without clear glaze. However, if desired, a clear glaze can be added. For application on wet or leatherhard clay and firing to cone 04 (1940f), colors will retain their vibrancy with huge time savings. We recommend leaving an area unglazed, such as the back or bottom of the unfired piece, to allow for out-gassing of the clay during the single-firing process.
Layer Stroke & Coat® colors when applying or use in combination with other glazes, such as Foundations®, Jungle Gems™, Elements™ to create unique looks. When used in a majolica technique, Stroke & Coat® will not move or blend with surrounding colors.
Lighter colors can be used over dark colors, remaining bright and opaque, and will not blend with the colors underneath.
Many Stroke & Coat® glazes perform well at mid-range (cone 5/6 2185f-2232f) and higher temperatures (cone 9/10 2236f-2382f). Darker colors such as red, orange, yellow, blue and green may darken compared to their cone 06 (1830f) results. Lighter colors such as tan, purple and pink will fade. We recommend testing at your preferred firing temperature prior to use. Cone 6 (2232f) performance is noted on each color’s label.
Much like using an oil or watercolor, Stroke & Coat® glazes can be used to create a life-like portrait or landscape, using rendering, shading, blending and other painting techniques to add dimension and a sense of realism to your work.
Stroke & Coat® glazes are certified AP Non-Toxic, Food Safe and Dinnerware Safe when used according to manufacturer’s directions.
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.