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Lead-free Amaco Velvets are opaque underglazes which have the appearance of velvet when left unglazed.
Velvets will become opaque after three coats. When glazed with transparent matte glaze they will assume a soft, satin finish. The colors will intensify when covered with a clear transparent gloss glaze, but will lose their matte surface quality.
Velvets fire true to color from the jar and may be intermixed with other colors. They may be brushed on mature fired bisque before applying a covering glaze. These underglazes are safe for spray application. Velvets tolerate a wide firing range. Fire to Cone 06-10 (1855°F–2381°F, 1013°C–1305°C).
Colors can be assorted by size for quantity pricing.
Some colors vary at higher temperatures. Please refer to the Resources tab of this page to download a PDF of Amaco's color variation chart for colors at Cone 5 and Cone 10.
Colors are not dinnerware safe unless applied and fired under Amaco LG-10 Clear glaze.
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.
Some colors vary at higher temperatures. To view a PDF of Amaco's variation chart for colors at Cone 5 and Cone 10, please click here.
To view a PDF of the effects created using Amaco Opalescent Glazes over Amaco Velvet Underglazes, please click here.
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Comments about Amaco Lead-Free Velvet Underglazes:
I love the diversity of colors offered. Dick Blick has excellent service. I only wish they would secure the jars in the box occasionally the underglazes arrive with cracked lids.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love these Underglazes
By Newbie in NH
from Dover, NH
I am really enjoying my set of velvet underglazes as I detail many of my hand built and wheel pieces. As a beginner it's great to have the ability to mix colors to get just the right color and also to have the variety in small bottles. Great product!
as a profesional to a profesional - best material u can find
from Stuttgart, Germany, Europe
I use Amaco Lead-Free Velvet Underglazes while working with porcelain (mostly) as well as with clay. Sometimes I'm using it as overglaze colors, the result is not equal to the underglaze effect, but it depends what u wanna gain from it. Amaco Lead-Free Velvet Underglazes makes the life of ceramicst so much easier, beacause it covers the surface smoothly and in one firing u can get in many colors the whole work done. Moreover u can correct and correct the drawing (for example) as much as you like and after the firing it will remain almost the same as it was before the firing. It is amazing. I am using it over 7 years and till this day I haven't found anything better or equally to the quality cheaper. Maybe the downside of this product is that different colors need to applied differently thick if you want to sustain the smoothiness because some of them are more likely to burndown due to the firing process. But hey, life of ceramicist ist always full of suprises and that's why we always need to make samples and probs.
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Underglazes that Pop!
from Central Coast, CA
Comments about Amaco Lead-Free Velvet Underglazes Classroom Packs:
I'm tempted to give these glazes a five-star rating but as this is my first experience with underglazes I have nothing with which to compare them. They applied easily to my greenware pieces and the colors really popped on a couple of different clay types, one light and one dark. A fellow artist borrowed them for bisqueware she was working on and felt that they were a little light, though a clear gloss application on top would have brought out more color. For my purposes, they met and exceeded expectations and were promptly delivered by Blick Art at a good value.
Ceramics teacher (high school)- Love this product!
By Robin the ceramics teacher
from Los Angeles County, CA
My advanced level students use these to achieve vivid colors and painterly surface design on their ceramics. I love how they never drip!! You simply add clear glaze over them. My students love how you can use these underglazes before the bisque firing OR after.
Some of the Best Underglazes
The Velvet underglaze series by Amaco are some of the best out there! You can't go wrong with trying them out and great price!
I think amaco has set the standard
I really appreciate the quality of the product- using these underglazes means I get a smooth even finish. I think the set colour range is comprehensive and provides some good colour mixes if you want to extend the range by producing custom colours. I swear by it in a teaching environment. Never let me down yet.
I would buy this product over and over
from Port Charlotte Florida
Works best on leather hard greeneare
Love this underglaze
from Halcyon, CA
I've been using these underglazes for sometime now and I truly love the results! Consistent color. Just what I am looking for!
from Northern Virginia
High School ceramics at public high school
Amaco ceramic underglazes stay put where applied, even when fired. They offer controlled designs and come in a variety of formats; liquid, semi-moist, pastel stick and pencil. With underglaze, you can achieve a wide range of effects and detailed lines that you can't get with regular glazes.
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