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Foundations, How Can I Use Thee?

A poetic answer might be: "Let me count the ways . . ." But the short answer is:  Just about any way you wish.

Thinking of Foundations as a "basic" glaze may cause us to overlook its many talents.  The versatility in how it can be applied, the wide-firing range under which it performs, its compatibility with other glazes - this one glaze can do just about anything any glaze decorator could ask for. 

Foundations are rich in pigment and solids, but they flow easily and smoothly when brushing.  They work great as a "foundation" color - on which you can add design work.  The are a great choice for rolling the inside of vessels and all-over coverage - no visible brushstrokes in the fired finish. This easy-flowing nature also allows them to dry quickly.

CCSA Faceted Vases in Sheers   newcastle clock   442.Roses For Mom
Thin Foundations - 1 part water, 3 parts glaze - for an easy way to coat the inside of a vase   Using Foundations to cover large surface areas saves time (dries fast) and money!   A base glaze on top of which you can add designs using brushes, stamps, stencils, silkscreens . . .


Foundations can be layered on top of one another - or butted against - without the colors bleeding into each other. But Foundations can also be intermixed for color customization.

Ship at Sea   Mottled Floral plate   Deco Leaves
Use colors side-by-side - butted against another color - they won't blend together . . . unless   . . . you DO want to blend them to create your own colors and shades - they work perfectly   Steadfast - wont' move, preserving the integrity of design work - even on vertical pieces!


Foundations Sheers and Mattes offer translucent and satin finishes, respectively. Beautiful for the depth they add to projects.

433 Matte Wine Tumblers   Mod Sheer Flowers   wp.heart box clay Flower
The stark contrast of Foundations Matte glazes with a simple gloss glaze   Foundations Sheers are elegantly translucent, the depth of their color pulls you in . . .   Sheers love sculpture and figurative work, darken and highlighting surface textures


To view color chips and learn more about using Foundations please visit: Foundations Home Page

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