AMACO – Cone 05-6 - Semi-Moist Underglaze Refil Pan
AMACO® Semi-Moist Underglaze Decorating Colors are concentrated, intense, and opaque and are suitable for many types of ceramic painting. They are especially good for watercolor effects and painting of fine detail.
All colors in the Semi-Moist Underglaze Series are LEAD FREE and AP NON-TOXIC.
Hand Painted Ceramic Pieces. AMACO® Semi-Moist Underglaze Decorating Colors are suitable for many types of ceramic painting. They are especially good for watercolor effects and painting of fine detail.
Thirty-two Intense Colors. Decorating colors are concentrated, intense and opaque. Additional shades and tints can be made by intermixing. Colors may be brushed on either bisque or greenware. A brush dipped in water lifts the color for decorating. Further thinning of the water soluble colors prepares them for transparent watercolor effects by brushing.
Because the colors are approximately the same tone before and after firing, the effectiveness of color combinations and blending can be observed as painting progresses. Colors dry quickly and may be handled without damage.
Clearness Essential for Covering Glazes. For clear, covering glazes, AMACO® LG-10, F-10, and HF-9 are recommended. They will not discolor the underglaze decoration or cause the colors to bleed.
If the clear, transparent covering glaze is to be applied on the decorated bisque by brushing, dab the first coat with a sponge or brush. Let dry and then brush on the next two coats. When the underglaze colors are applied on greenware, they are hardened on in the bisque firing and the covering glaze applied either by brushing or sponging. Pieces are fired to the maturing temperature of the covering glaze. Pink, Maroon, Peach, Rose, and Yellow hold their color when fired to temperatures up to Cone 6 (2269°F, 1243°C). All other colors may be fired to an upper limit of Cone 10 (2381°F, 1305°C) with good retention.
If left unglazed, AMACO® Semi-Moist Pan Colors should not be used on surfaces which come in contact with food or drink. AMACO® clear glazes LG-10, F-10, and HF-9 or any other dinnerware safe glaze are recommended to be used over AMACO® Semi-Moist Pan Colors to make them dinnerware safe.
AMACO® Semi-Moist Pan Colors have only been tested and approved as dinnerware safe when applied and fired under AMACO® LG-10 Clear Glaze.
Tableware producers must test all finished ware to establish dinnerware status, due to possible variations in firing temperature and contamination.
SMUGs color sets at cone 5
All tiles are 38M White Stoneware, fired to cone 5. Stripes are (left to right): heavy coat - medium coat - light coat. Top half is unglazed, bottom half is glazed with 3 coats of HF-9 Zinc-Free Clear.
Underglaze Painting with Semi-Moist Underglaze
Watch the video below to see how Semi-Moist Underglazes can be used to create painterly effects. The platter was bisqued and two coats of LM-11 Opaque White were applied and allowed to dry before the SMUGs were applied.