Texture You Can See & Feel
SG-302 Snowfall is a dimensional glaze that creates a white, textured surface. It is a non moving glaze and, as such, application methods (brushing, detailer bottle/slip trailer) have an impact on the fired result.
Certified AP Non-toxic & Food safe; however not recommended for food surfaces due to surface characteristics.
The following application recommendations are based upon the original product development intent and use for the product. Information on alternative application methods is listed in the section "Usage Variations and FAQ's".
Mix well. Apply 2 or more coats over unfired glazes, shelf cone 04 bisque (1060°C), greenware or clay. Can be applied with a soft brush or sponge. For dimensional effects, apply using a Writer Tip. Fire to shelf cone 06 (999°C).
A: SG-302 Snowfall will boil when applied on top of FN-217 Evergreen Fire, FN-219 Lustre Green and FN-218 Green Sapphire due to the copper pigment. The fired Snowfall may also become tinted ("bluing") as the copper leaches into the glaze.
For successful results using Snowfall with one of these glazes do the following:
- Apply 2-3 coats of any of the copper green glazes leaving the area for the SG-302 Snowfall with out the green glaze and butt the SG-202 Snowfall up to the glaze.
- Apply 2-3 coats of any of the copper green glazes leaving thea area for the SC-302 Snowfall with out the green glaze. In the unglazed area apply 1 coat of S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing Glaze to the unglazed area, then apply SB-302 Snowfall over the S-2101 Crystal Clear Brushing Glaze.
Q: Your label states that Snowfall is "Food Safe", yet you also include the statement "May not be suitable for food surfaces due to surface characteristics"?
A: Food Safety is determined by standards established by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). ASTM method C-738 and C-927-80 are "leach tests"; the tests involve measuring the chemical composition of an acidic food before exposure to a glazed surface and the chemical composition after a several days. If the levels of glaze materials found in the food are below the established limits, the glaze can be marketed as "Food Safe."
Glazes that create dimensional surfaces also create crevices and nooks that can trap food - even after washing. This food can develop bacterial growth and cause health issues. Our policy is to discourage the use of textural glazes on ware that is intended for food usage even though the glaze has met all food safety criteria.
Q: Can Snowfall be tinted?
A: Color SG-302 Snowfall by applying 1 coat of your favorite Stroke & Coat over the Snowfall. Clear Brushing or Clear Dipping Glazes can also be applied over Snowfall.
Mix well. Apply 2 or more coats to greenware, shelf cone 04 (1060° C) bisque or over unfired glazes. Can be applied with a brush or a sponge. Fire to shelf cone 06 (999° C). May not be suitable for food surfaces due to surface characteristics. For more information, refer to website for more information. CONE 6 RESULTS: "No Change"
Snowfall has been certified as Non-Toxic, safe for use by artists of all ages when used according to manufacturer’s directions. However, Snowfall is not recommended for dinnerware as it exhibits surface textures such as cracks and crevices. While the glazed surface may pass lead & cadmium leach tests, and therefore legally considered Food Safe, attempts to adequately clean the textured surface may cause the underlying porous ware to absorb water and fail. Recommended for ornamental use only.