Mayco Elements Glaze EL131 Turtle Shell 118ml
Inspired by aspects of nature, Mayco Elements and Elements Chunkies produce lush, organic, and earthy hues. This high performance art glaze gives the artist a wide variety of options in one product as application, firing temperature and shape will influence the outcome. Mayco Elements and Element Chunkies were designed to simulate the aesthetic, movement and interest of mid-range and high fire glazes in a cone 06-05 oxidation kiln firing.
As movement and flowing are characteristics of these glazes, glaze should be applied in a tapered manner toward the bottom of the ware to prevent glazes running off the piece onto kiln shelves.
Many Elements can also create beautiful effects when used with stoneware in a cone 6 firing environment. We recommend testing to determine colour, surface characteristics, movement and compatibility with your cone 6 clay body prior to use.
Firing Range: Cone 05/06 - Cone 6
Cone 06: Turtle Shell is a glossy, greenish teal glaze that breaks dark greenish teat at three coats. It has an orangish brown stain.
Cone 6: Colour changes to a semi-translucent, variegated olive green/blue that breaks over texture and pools blue. Enhanced mobility. Surface issues may occur.
- Apply 3 coats to shelf cone 04 (1060° C) bisque using a soft fan brush. Allow to dry between coats.
- Fire to shelf cone 06 (999° C)
Tips and Techniques
- NOTE: Firing temperature, length of fire and number of coats will produce colour and surface variations.
- Do not spray apply without proper personal protective equipment. Food Safe, Non Toxic and Non Hazardous when used according to manufacturers directions.
- May not be suitable for food surfaces due to surface characteristics. For more information, please refer to the product brochure and SDS.
- EL131 glaze WILL move. Take care when using on vertical pieces reduce glaze thickness towards the bottom third to minimize run-off.