AMACO – Cone 5/6 - PC-4 Palladium Cone 6
AMACO PC-4 Potter's Choice Palladium
AMACO Potter's Choice glazes have rapidly become one of our most popular lines for potters schools and hobbyists. These glazes are the perfect choice for those who want a reliable line of mid-fire cone 6 glazes that mimmic Cone 10 reduction in a Cone 6 electric kiln.
- Mimic the look of Cone 10 reduction at Cone 6 oxidation (electric)
- Availble in pints or gallons for brushing and 25lb pails dry for dipping
- All colors are designed for layering so an almost infinite number of combinations is possible
- Compatible with virtually any Cone 6 clay bodies
- Most colors are certified AP Non-Toxic and food safe (see individual color pages or glaze label for specific color information)
- Well tested and reliable
Liquid Brushing Directions
DIRECTIONS: Shake well before use. Thin with water and AMACO® Gum Solution if needed. Apply 3 coats of glaze to Cone 04 bisque. (Let the glaze dry between coats.) Glaze fire to Cone 5-6.
Palladium requires glaze thickness to develop the smooth mirror finish. This glaze is fluid so be careful not to overfire. This glaze likes low porosity bodies. It is also great as an accent glaze or for layering with other AMACO® Potter’s Choice glazes.
PC-4 Palladium, a cone 5-6 glaze is a brilliant shimmering silver colored metallic. It works well over most body colors and types, and can be used as a full glaze or as a decorative accent. Palladium is highly reflective and breaks a soft green tone over texture (Please see the Pre-Columnbian textured tile above).
WARNING: MAY BE HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED. Contains: SOLUBLE COPPER. PRECAUTIONS: Avoid ingestion. Wash hands immediately after use. When using, do not eat, drink or smoke. NOT FOR USE IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES. KEEP IN ORIGINAL CONTAINER. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. FIRST AID: If swallowed, get prompt medical attention. For further health information, contact a poison control center.
NOT FOR SPRAY APPLICATION.
Dry Dipping Directions and Warning
MIXING INSTRUCTIONS: Do not produce dust. Wear a NIOSH approved mask for dust or mist. Do not empty glaze powder into another container. Add water gradually into the bucket, stirring slowly. The glaze level will drop in the bucket as you mix in the water, allowing for more water additions until a creamy consistency is achieved. To insure a homogenous mixture, use a glaze mixer attached to a hand drill. Mix for at least half an hour. Although every glaze formula will have its own special water requirements, a basic recipe is to add 3 1/3 gallons of water to 25 pounds of dry glaze. Add a little more water if needed. One pound of AMACO® dry glaze will make approximately one pint of liquid glaze. Try not to let the glaze become thinner than needed, since the lower the viscosity, the greater the chance that heavy glaze particles will settle out. AMACO® glazes have a sufficient suspending agent to prevent settling unless an excessive amount of water is added. Store prepared glazes in their own airtight buckets.
DIRECTIONS: Stir well before using. If it is too thick, add some water very cautiously until it has the consistency of thin cream (dipping consistency). Dip the Cone 04 (1940°F, 1060°C) bisque fired piece into the glaze, lift it out and turn it over, allowing the excess glaze to pour out. The glaze will stop running as soon as it is lifted out of the bucket. Application is uniform and there is no waiting for it to drip or dry. Fire to witness Cone 5-6.
Request Material Safety Data Sheets when using in manufacturing. Tableware producers must test all finished ware to establish dinnerware status, due to possible variations in firing temperature and contamination.
WARNING: MAY BE HARMFUL IF SWALLOWED.
Contains: SOLUBLE COPPER.
PRECAUTIONS: Avoid ingestion. Wash hands immediately after use. When using, do not eat, drink or smoke. NOT FOR USE IN HEALTH CARE FACILITIES. KEEP IN ORIGINAL CONTAINER. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN. FIRST AID: If swallowed, get prompt medical attention. For further health information, contact a poison control center.
PC-4 Pallladium is a “Metallic Float Glaze”. As with all float glazes it is important to achieve a good thickness. The float in these glazes consists of metallic materials that give a reflective metal look. If the glaze application is thin, the surface will look splotchy and the metal film will look incomplete. (Note: Palladium tends to be fluid so feathering the glaze near the bottom of a piece is advised or leaving extra room for the glaze to flow. It also looks best on a tight porcelain body.)
Layering with PC-4 Palladium
A layering chart is not yet available for PC4.
PC-4 Palladium Temperature/Color Variation at Cone 10
This chip shows how PC-4 Pallladium looks when fired to Cone 10 on AMACO® 38-M White Stoneware Clay. Please note: this glaze has not been tested for dinnerware safety at Cone 10. Tableware producers must have all finished ware tested and approved as safe for dinnerware through a certified laboratory.
Download the AMACO Potters Choice Glaze Catalog
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Download the AMACO Potters Choice Application Guide
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