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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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I am very saisfied with the product.
from Las Cruces, NM
Comments about Amaco Lead-Free Velvet Underglazes:
I use the under glazes to decorate my pottery and make them more interesting.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Great for sgraffito! I find the colors are true to test tiles when fired to cone 6.
a shipping nightmare but resolved
By Art Abilities
from Melbourne Florida
there was a problem in shipping, where the box was broken and there were no products but one of the 18 products ordered was in the box. Dick Blick was so awesome in handling this problem. All of my ordered products were finally delivered in perfect condition. Thank You. I love this velvet underglaze for working with low and high fire clays. Having Free shipping makes a huge difference
from Santa Fe, NM
Pretty true to color.
Best brands, deep assormen, selection and prompt shipment?
from Asheville, nc
Complete inventory and informative application advice.
Good results, always reliable, and lots of choice.
from Wyncote, PA
I use these underglazes in making tiles and in painting small sculptures. I use them for anywhere from Cone 06 to Cone 6 and find they give reliable, good results in all of this range. I also really like it that I can mix colors to get something custom-made. And there are plenty of color choices to start with! They cover well and I have little problem with brushstrokes as long as I do a couple of coats and work evenly - but this is true of every glaze and underglaze I've ever used. I am very happy with the results I've gotten and I've used these for years.
from pittsfield ma
i also need a top clear coat and couldn't find it in the site do you have one
from Jackson wy
Awesome underglaze, good prices
High quality product delivered with incredible speed.
By Pete, substitute art teacher
from Kingsly, PA
This product performed consistently well. Students had no problems using the underglaze. It made my experience smooth. The delivery time was faster than promised. Couldn't have asked for a better experience.
Amaco Lead-Free Velvet Underglazes Classroom Packs
from Bedford Virginia
Comments about Amaco Lead-Free Velvet Underglazes Classroom Packs:
I will use the glazes with an after school pottery class for middle school kids at an art center.
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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