Sculpting Medium is a dimension “glaze” that produces a white, raised surface.
Sculpting Medium is a low-fire dimensional glaze that produces a white raised surface. Add structured design elements and texture to your work by combining Sculpting Medium with stencils, lace and stamps.
Use to create a controlled surface texture, use a stencil, or use a sponge to create more organic textures.
Mix well. Apply with a brush, palette knife or squeegee directly on bisque or on top of an unfired glaze. Sculpting Medium has the viscosity of condensed milk and it can be brushed on or applied with a sponge. The recommended application thickness is 1/16 to ⅛”. Sculpting Medium is quick drying. If desired, apply Stroke & Coat over Sculpting Medium to add color. Fire to shelf cone 05/06 (1031°C – 999°C); it will not perform at higher temperatures. The fired finish can be coarse and have rough edges; a layer of clear glaze (or a colored glaze) will smooth these sharp edges.
For use with a stencil, hold a stencil onto your piece and brush Sculpting Medium over the stencil. Allow the Medium to set up a bit (until the wet look is gone) and then remove the stencil.
Sculpting Medium has been certified as Non-Toxic, safe for use by artists of all ages when used according to manufacturer’s directions. Recommended for ornamental use only due to surface characteristics.
For a raised colorful design, apply 2-3 coats of Stroke & Coat® or Foundations® glaze over Sculpting Medium to change the color. Elements™ glaze on top of the Sculpting Medium gives an interesting effect. Mayco recommends testing with Elements™ glaze first.
Fine detailed textures can be created using stencils, paper cut-out patterns and other tools. Best used with translucent or sheer glazes.
Sculpting Medium may be applied with a brush, writer bottles, filled in a stencil for design, sponging, and impasto.
Heavily applied Sculpting Medium may result in the slits and cracks. Keep the thickness to below 1/8″. When applied over another glaze, the Sculpting Medium shrinks leaving a halo.
Yes, it may be applied directly on bisque or on top of an unfired glaze. If applied on an unfired moving glaze i.e. Elements or crystal glaze the Sculpting Medium will move.
You can apply 2-3 coats of Stroke & Coat® or Foundations® glaze over the top of the Sculpting Medium to change the color. Elements™ glaze on top of the Sculpting Medium gives an interesting effect. Mayco recommends testing with Elements™ glaze first.
Sculpting Medium is a textured glaze that could trap food and create bacteria. Mayco does not recommend using glazes with surface issues on dinnerware.