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Arroya glazes are textured, producing a unique carved effect when fired.
Designed for use over gloss and matte unfired glazes, they are best applied using a fully loaded fan blender for overall coverage, or with a sponge when using a pouncing technique. A heavier application will result in a larger break-up effect and a finish that is more matte.
These glazes are suitable for firing at Cone 05–6 (1911°F–2269°F, 1044°C–1243°C). Recommended firing temperature is Cone 05 (1911°F, 1044°C).
Color Chart Note — Use this color chart as an approximation of the real color. If exact color matching is necessary, use actual samples of the materials.
® Amaco is a registered trademark of American Art Clay Company.
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Interesting effect, but not perfect
from DesLacs ND
Comments about Amaco Arroya Lead-Free Glazes:
I get decent results from this glaze. The size of the cracks seems to depend on the thickness of the coating. I find a heavy coat is more interesting with larger cracks. Make sure you leave it for a day or two before firing. I find that it gets the best results that way.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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By Hedgehog Lounge
from Dallas, TX
I'v used black & brown arroya (arroyo)"over glazes" with very nice results. I have better results with the brown than the black and it is marked "improved formula"; but I'm sure it's user error.The trick is to apply your base color in 2-3 coats as usual. I have read that you should not use a dipping glaze as your base color.For instance, I'm using LG-58 Amaco, Brilliant Red (gloss) and brushed on 2+ coats and let it dry overnight. This morning, I will attach my piece to my firing tray with plain white glue (which is just a little tray that I made from old slab and bisque fired). I've done this as I don't want to handle the piece after applying the arroya glaze.Apply a nice thick coat of the arroya product over your brushed on glaze. Once the "sheen" goes out of it and it looks satin; apply the next coat over the previous arroya coat and then a third coat in the same manner. As it dries it will crack & look like dried earth in the sun. If you don't get the cracking after drying thoroughly; you won't get good results. You'd be better off washing off all the glaze; let it dry overnight and start again to get the desired effect.I would highly recommend this product. It takes a bit of forethought and you have to stay with it once you start applying it, so you can get the coats on there as soon as it starts to get satiny dry- but it's well worth it.I'm attaching a photo that will let you see what it typically looks like once fired. It's one of those products that will give you an "ah" moment.
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brown arroya glaze over light blue (LG) amaco glaz
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Amaco White Arroya Glaze
from sandy hook, ky
Used with elephant hide glaze as a base coat. Fired at 05 and again 06, same results, bad esp. is you follow the directions and apply a heavy coat. Thin coat fires ok, but not great, heavy coat is trash, would not recommend for anything.
Bottom Line No, I would not recommend this to a friend
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