Underglazes that go directly on to unfired clay and fire to 03/04 (1080)
Very true to the unfired colour. Shake well before applying 1 to 3 coats for a semi to opaque coverage
Allow to dry between coats (can dry with a hairdryer)
Can be used on bisque but don’t over apply it or it may be glazed starved. Alternatively fire it into the bisque before glazing.
Food safe, nontoxic and lead free
Colour-2-Clay was used on this bowl. Rachel also had a 3 page editorial in Clay Craft magazine on the 3rd issue may 2017
- 6045 Satsuma Orange x 4oz £9.50
- 6051 Powder Blue x 4oz £8.50
- 6049 Carnation Pink x 4 oz. £8.50
- 6046 Canary Yellow x 4 oz. £8,50
- 6044 Red Riding Hood x 4oz. £9.50
- 6047 Black Top x 4oz. £8.50
- 6054 kingfisher Turquoise x 4oz £8.50
- 6053 Bear Brown x 4oz. £8.50
- 6048 Spring Lime Green x 4oz. £8.50
- 6052 Purple Night x 4oz £8.50
- 7883 Vanilla Ice-Cream x 4oz. £8.50
- 6063 Royal Blue x 4oz. £9.50
- 6043 Holly Green x 4 oz. £8.50
- 6062 Snow Drift x 4oz. £8.50
- 6062 Cranberry Pink x 4oz. £8.50
- full set of 15 colours £130
About the Colour-2-Clay colours. These colours have been developed by Rachel Byass for Fired Art Designs.
In our studio, we use a lot of clay and we found that the schools do not want to pay for two visits to colour the children fired items so Colour-2-Clay was born.
The facts about clay colours are
- They are designed to go directly onto clay known as Greenware and have a firing range 03 to 04 temperature which is 1086/ 1100. All you do is make the pot, dry it off to leather heard so it won’t bend when it is being painted and then paint the pot. Dry a little to the touch between coats if you want an opaquer look you can use up to 3 coats, we mainly do 1 to 2 coats. You can do as little as one coat as the pigment is of the very best strength and quality.
- Although the colour was made for us on clay it will go onto bisque. If you fire it into the bisque first you will find the result quite amazing very stronger and opaque and you can even put light on top of dark such as white on black because of the clay content being opaque. Should you not wish to fire it into the bisque when using a brush on glaze you will find it works well. However, if you use a dipping glaze sometimes if you don’t fire it into the bisque the glaze will be absorbed into the colour a little and give it a slightly starved feel. This can be fixed by re glazing that are and re firing.
- All the colours can be mixed together to make other colours.
- The clay colour is ideal for hand print as you only stamp the hands once and the colour will be stronger enough and show all the life lines
- The colour can be used in slip. In a jug of clay slip put a few teaspoons of clay-t-colour on the top of the slip cut a pattern in it and then pour the slip into the mould carefully. Leave for 2 minutes and then pour and discard the slip as it will be coloured. You then pour normally uncoloured slip into the same jar to give ether pot its thickness. This is called Agateware which is quite beautiful creating lovely coloured patterns on the surface of the clay object,
- Another great technique is Sgraffito. All you do is make your clay object paint it with 2 to three coats of Clay-2-Colour paint and then use the Sgraffito to cut through the colour to the white clay below.
- General painting with the clay colours results in very vibrant art work all in one lesson.
6045 – Satsuma Orange x 4oz, 6051 – Powder Blue x 4oz, 6049 – Carnation Pink x 4 oz, 6046 – Canary Yellow x 4 oz, 6044 – Red Riding Hood x 4oz, 6047 – Black Top x 4oz, 6054 – kingfisher Turquoise x 4oz, 6053 – Bear Brown x 4oz, 6048 – Spring Lime Green x 4oz, 6052 – Purple Night x 4oz, 6807 – Vanilla Ice-Cream x 4oz, 6063 – Royal Blue x 4oz, 6043 – Holly Green x 4 oz, 6062 – Snow Drift x 4oz, 6062 – Cranberry Pink x 4oz, Full Set