I have a small three piece slip-cast Nativity set. It has a lot of very fine details and I have completely re-sculpted it to emphasize those details. I would like the details to be visible after glazing - but because of the sculpting and not necessarily because of the glaze.
In my perfect world it would be white(ish) but the crevices could be highlighted/washed with a subtle color to emphasize the details.
I made one set already but the clear glaze completely obscured all the details that I painstakingly carved.
I have another set of greenware so suggestions for V2 are appreciated.
- One+ coat of a colored translucent glaze applied to bisque in the crevices and washed off the high spots (I thought this might emphasize the details a little)
- Three coats of clear glaze (The glaze is a thin Cone 06 clear from either Mayco or Duncan - dunno which)
- the clear glaze completely obscures all the details. After glazing it looks pretty much like it did before cleaning it (minus the mold lines, of course)
- color is pure white (i.e., it doesn’t need anything to make it white
- None of the colored glaze survived firing (which I could live with).