AMACO Velvet Underglaze 381 Amethyst
AMACO Velvets semi-translucent underglazes offer two finish possibilities. When left unglazed they have the appearance of velour or velvet. They will intensify in color when covered with an AMACO Clear Transparent or Gloss glaze.
Velvets V-380 through V-384 and V-3887 through V-391 are formulated with encapsulated red, orange, and bright yellow pigments which make them very color/temperature stable. They can be used in detailed design work as a Cone 05/06 underglaze or they can be fired up to Cone 6 and maintain their intensity and brightness. All the Velvets are very rich colors and can be used for an all over coverage similar to an opaque underglaze. They fire true to color as applied from the jar and may be intermixed to create a palette of hundreds of colors.
The colors may be brushed on greenware which is to be bisque fired before applying a covering glaze or on a mature Cone 04 (1971°F, 1077°C) bisque, then a covering glaze applied. For opaque coverage by brushing, the consistency of the color in the jar is correct.
Velvets tolerate a wide firing range with recommended firing temperature being that of the clay used.
If left unglazed, AMACO® Velvets should not be used on surfaces which come in contact with food or drink. Velvets are dinnerware safe when covered by AMACO clear glazes LG-10, F-10, and HF-9 or any other dinnerware safe glaze.