Use Duncan Clear Glaze to apply a sparkling protective finish to ware.

Duncan Clear Glazes

Functionally, clear glaze forms an impervious barrier that protects against liquids, dirt and abrasion. Aesthetically, our clear glazes provide a gloss finish over top of your colored glaze decoration. Duncan offers a wide range of clear dipping and brush-on glazes. Duncan Clear glazes were designed for use on earthenware clay bodies and fired to cone 06.

Products

Pure Brillance® Clear Glaze

Duncan Pure Brilliance® Clear Glaze is a high-performance gloss clear glaze. Featuring a fast and stable dry time, this craze-resistant clear glaze enhances underglaze colors with brilliant shine and superior protection. The green color of Pure Brilliance Clear Glaze makes it easy for users to see where the glaze has been applied. Pure Brilliance Clear Glazes work beautifully over a variety of underglazes including Concepts®, Fundamentals® Underglazes, and EZ Stroke™. Pure Brilliance Clear Glazes are overglaze compatible. Pure Brilliance Clear Glazes are available in brush-on (PB001) and dipping (PBDIP) formulas.

Envision® Clear Glaze

Duncan Envision® Clear glazes are made to give consistently true-color finishes and outstanding brushability for ease of application. Envision® clear glaze is overglaze compatible. Envision® Clear Glaze is available in brush-on (IN1001) formula. 

Satin Clear Glaze

SN351 Satin Clear Glaze produces a smooth, opaque matte clear finish with only two coats. Satin Clear Glaze can be successfully used over opaque and translucent underglazes. Satin Clear Glaze is available in brush-on (SN351) formula. 

Concepts® Clear Dipping Glaze

Fast drying and gloss finish. Concepts® Clear Glaze is available in dipping (CN2000) formula.

Protect the surface of your work

Clear glaze forms an impervious barrier that protects against liquids, dirt and abrasion.

General Use

NOTE: Due to differences in our manufacturing process, customers will notice a difference in the viscosity of Duncan dipping glazes. Mayco advises that you retest for the proper amount of water to add to achieve your desired viscosity. Fired finish will match the Duncan manufactured standard. If you have questions, please contact Mayco’s technical support team: (614) 675-2031 / technical@maycocolors.com

Pure Brilliance Brush-On Glaze:

Mix clear glaze with palette knife. Sponge Application: Dab a clean sponge into glaze and dab one coat over colors on surface of bisque to cover. After the sponged coat has dried thoroughly, load glaze brush with glaze and brush on two coats. Allow to dry between coats. Brush Application: Load a glaze brush with glaze and apply two flowing coats. Let dry between coats. Let ware dry thoroughly. Set ware securely on clean, sharp stilts in kiln. Fire to cone 06.

Pure Brilliance Dipping Glaze:

Initially mix with electric mixer for no more than 2 minutes. A stainless steel wire whisk can be used to stir glaze periodically. Submerge a TL 497 Viscosity Cup into tank and fill with glaze. As you lift cup from glaze, begin timing. Stop timing when stream of glaze begins to break. A range of 19-24 seconds is normal. Add small amounts of water as needed (4 oz. at a time). Hold ware with hands or dipping tongs. If using hands, wear protective gloves. As you remove ware shake away any drips or runs. Do not finger sand the piece as this can cause airborne dust. If necessary on larger piece, dip unglazed portion, slightly overlapping glazed area for full coverage. Let dry. Use a Fan Glaze Brush to touch up any missed areas after ware dries. Use a Palette Knife to shave off drips or runs. Set ware on clean, sharp stilts in kiln. Fire to shelf cone 06.

Clear Satin Brush-On Glaze:

Apply to shelf cone 04 bisque. Apply 2-3 smooth, even coats. Note the Clear Satin is only 2 coats. Fire to shelf cone 06.  Clean up with water.

Concepts® Clear Dipping Glaze 

Apply to shelf cone 04 bisque. Fire to shelf cone 06. For clear glaze application, dip clear glaze over Concepts. Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06. Water cleanup.

Certified Non-ToxicFood SafeDinnerware Safe

All Mayco Dipping Clear glazes are Non-Toxic, Food Safe and Dinnerware Safe, when used according to manufacturer’s directions.

Helpful Hints

NOTE: Due to differences in our manufacturing process, customers will notice a difference in the viscosity of Duncan dipping glazes. Mayco advises that you retest for the proper amount of water to add to achieve your desired viscosity. Fired finish will match the Duncan manufactured standard. If you have questions, please contact Mayco’s technical support team: (614) 675-2031 / technical@maycocolors.com

 

Pure Brilliance Dipping Glaze Formula:

  • When you receive Pure Brilliance Clear Dipping Glazes in a 1 gallon or 3.5-gallon container you will notice very minimal settling, which is uncharacteristic of clear dipping glaze formulas. The glaze will arrive in a gel-like state and appear thicker than dipping glazes of the past. This gel formula is intentional and is by design. The gel-like state helps to keep the glaze in suspension during shipment, making it easier for you to mix in preparation of use.
  • The viscosity range for Pure Brilliance Clear Dipping Glaze is 19-24. Please use this range as a guideline. Your personal number may vary. We strongly encourage you to try the glaze in a thicker state during your initial use than you may have become accustomed to with other dipping glazes. Due to the new technology used to develop this glaze it will perform very well when it appears thicker than glazes of the past.
  • Less water in the glaze will eliminate overlap lines, keep black detail lines looking much sharper with no bleeding, and improve overall drying time.
  • Pure Brilliance Clear Dipping Glaze has been formulated to not over accumulate on pieces making over-application issues almost non-existent. Application results can now be consistent from person to person with varying dipping techniques using the same dipping tank of glaze.
  • Pure Brilliance Clear Dipping Glaze has an extended “open” time immediately after dipping to allow you to shake off drips and runs, but has an overall faster drying time helping you and your staff get the kilns loaded quickly with less work.
  • Pure Brilliance Clear Dipping Glaze dries to a manageable but stable state allowing you to load kilns without the glaze flaking off in your hands. No more glazed starved plate rims! Stable drying also means no dust and mess in your studio!
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