Begin your ceramic project with Foundations® as the surface. Available in gloss opaque, gloss translucent and matte finishes, Foundations® will become an essential building block – easy to apply, consistent firing performance and budget friendly. Its stable, non-moving base is perfect for majolica techniques with Stroke & Coat® glazes. Foundations® glazes are available in a broad assortment of colors, opacities and textures. They easily serve as the basic "foundation" glaze for any ceramic studio - be that in a school, home or your retail studio.
Foundations® gloss glazes were designed to mature at shelf cone 06/05. Apply 2-3 coats, allowing surface to dry in-between coats. When applying to a large surface, Mayco recommends a broad, soft brush such as a soft fan brush.
Foundations® Opaque Glazes produce a beautiful, smooth high gloss finish and can be intermixed for custom colors. Foundations® glazes dry quickly, allowing immediate additional decorating and same day firing. Foundations® can be applied to leatherhard clay, just allow an open area for out-gassing during the firing process. Many Foundations® Opaque glazes can be fired to higher temperatures. Check individual color label for cone 6 results. Testing is still recommended.
Foundations® Sheer Glazes (FN200 numbers) are soft translucent glazes that add a tint of color to your work, allowing surface textures or design to show through.
Foundations® Matte Glazes (FN300 numbers) are friendly to the user with easy application, producing wonderful results. Mayco recommends using a fan brush, fully loading brush with glaze and brushing in one direciton to minimize brush marks. While colors will hold at higher temperatures, the matte surface will become more satin-like.
All are certified AP non-toxic and food safe.