Pagoda Green Mayco Jungle Gem Ref. CG-716
Mayco's Jungle Gems are gloss glaze bases with pieces of glass frit that melts during the firing process. As the crystals bloom, they produce dramatic, colourful effects.
* Combine Jungle Gems with other Mayco Glazes for dramatic effect
* Not recommended for dinnerware due to surface characteristics
* Fires to cone 06 - 04 (999 - 1060C)
* If fired higher, the glazes retain their base colour but with increased crystal movement.
Our crystal glazes feature a fluid base glaze which allows for greater crystal flow and movement.
Use a soft fan brush to apply the first two or three coats and to apply the final coat which should include crystals
Firing Temperature - can be fired from cone 06; cone 6 and cone 10 firings can yield interesting results.
Free Flowing Formula - allows crystals to blossom or develop into colourful flowing arrays during the firing
Body - can be applied to earthenware, stoneware or porcelain
Shake well prior to each application coat. The reason for this recommendation is that the crystals will settle to the bottom of the jar in a short period of time. If you notice the crystals settling during an application you can either dip your brush to the bottom of the jar to re-dispense or attach the lid and shake vigorously.
During the application of the third coat of glaze you may find it necessary to re-distribute crystals, or add crystals, on your piece to assure balanced coverage. Use your brush to push crystals onto thinly covered areas or dip your brush into the jar and gather crystals onto it, then "pat" them on the sparsely covered areas.
We recommend a broad, Soft Fan brush to apply crystal glazes. The fan brush may help more in the even disbursement of the crystals, thus creating a more pleasing pattern in the fired glaze.
Because of the flowing nature of the base glaze and the crystals we suggest tapering off the number of crystals applied to the bottom third of vertical piece. 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.
Crystalites™ and Jungle Gems™, were designed to fire to cone 06. Higher temperture firings will change the colors from cone 06 results and movement and flow WILL increase.
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