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Amaco Potter’s Choice glazes achieve the effects of Cone 10 reduction without the need for a reduction gas kiln or firing to high temperatures. These lead-free glazes are made to fire at Cone 5-6 (2205°F–2269°F, 1207°C–1243°C), in an oxidation kiln.
Glazes are available in pint liquid, gallon liquid, or 25 lb dry packages. The 25 lb dry dipping glazes are packaged in 5 gallon buckets for easy pouring. Only stirring is necessary before application. For spraying and dipping, glazes may be thinned with water. See manufacturer's instructions for spray application. PC-4 is not dinnerware safe.
For best results, follow these special application instructions for the following PC series glazes.
Note — Please see Resources tab for more layering and application techniques.
Blue Rutile needs to be applied heavily. Apply at least four coats. It will flow just a little and create beautiful effects.
Shino needs to be applied irregularly. Apply two irregular coats. Once you have used it a while you will see the effects you can get by varying the application.
Salt Buff has to be applied on the thin side. No more than two irregular coats are needed to get the random effect of salt glazing.
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 Potter's Choice Glazes can be used with a variety of techniques. Additional information and instructions are available. Click on a link below to download the PDF. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.
Glaze Application Tips
Layering with PC-12
Layering with PC-20
Layering with PC-29
Layering with PC-59
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Cannot beat Amaco glazes!
By Muddy Girl
from The coast of Maine
Comments about Amaco Potter's Choice Glazes:
The best, most consistent glazes for laying with beautiful results. Blick's coupons and good prices make them my choice for those times when I am looking for something special to finish off my pieces.
Bottom Line Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
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Love my Amaco PC glazes!
from Sun City, AZ
I've only been glazing for a year, but even the pros in my clay club are amazed at some of the color combinations I've done with these glazes. Blick has the best prices I have found and you can not beat their shipping and service! Wish I lived near a store, I would be a frequent shopper!
First time using Blick.
By The Pottery Chest
from Simi Valley, CA
As a ceramic artist, I have ordered products on-line, but this is the first time using Blick. Everything was delivered in good condition and although there was a delay for a back order, the products were delivered promptly. At the time of ordering, Blick had the best prices for both the products I purchased and shipping cost, but what stood out was receiving constant communication about the status of my order. I will still shop around for the best prices, but Blick is now my first stop.
Put on another layer
If you think you have layered it thick put another layer on. They are not joking when they say this glaze needs to float. If you want beautiful colors follow the directions - if you apply lightly you'll get muddy colors.
Potter's Choice glaze offers endless variety.
from St George, Utah
I love using Potter's Choice glaze. I started buying a few of the glazes but now have every one. There in no limit to the amazing results you can get from combining and layering the glaze.
best cone 6 glazes ever!
from Dearborn, MI
for hand made pottery. goes on smoothly and is true to samples.
from Eureka, Ca.
Good coverage, nice color saturation. Reasonable price.
great value and quality
By Art Abilities
from Melbourne, FL
This family of glazes is my favorite of brush on glazes. The colors layer wonderfully and the colors are great.Amaco is easy to get in touch with and will answer questions. Dick Blick prices and shipping specials make these very affordable. Read the labels for coverage and food safety information.
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Love these glazes layered. Great prices and fast shipping.
Love these layered.
I would continue to buy this product
from North America
I was given the opportunity to try out these glazes (Potters Choice) and was very pleased with the results so have bought some for myself! I like that you can use alone or combine the glazes to get so many different results. I have tried washing finished pottery in the dishwasher and so far have had no problems which is a plus when using on mugs etc...
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