Used for decorative fired glazed surfaces.
Gold luster is real gold dissolved in an oil. When the oil burns off in the kiln, a deposit of pure gold is left behind. If the temperature is sufficient, the glaze gets tacky and the gold sticks. The gold rubs off when underfired; when it's overfired, it cracks and little islands of gold are left floating on the glaze. Fire Bright Gold Luster to witness cone 019-018.
Metallic Overglaze Application
- Apply an overglaze-compatible glaze to cone 04 bisque.
- Fire the overglaze-compatible glaze to cone 06.
- Do not stir or shake Gold Luster overglaze.
- Place a small amount of the overglaze on a glazed palette; apply one smooth coat.
- Try to attain an even tint.
- Do not let metallics pool in an area; brush them out smoothly.
- Clean brush in Luster Essence and let dry.
If overglazes are accidentally applied on the wrong area, dip a cotton swab in Essence and wipe off misplaced color.
If any areas are missed, go back and touch up before the metallic or the luster overglazes dry.
For solid coverage with Premium Gold or Bright Gold, use either a yellow glaze or a yellow underglaze for best results. For solid coverage with White Gold, use a gray glaze or a gray underglaze.
- Overglazes dry in about one hour, but over-glazed ware can be fired while still wet. The kiln must be clean, well-ventilated (do not overload) and follow a normal firing schedule.
- Overglazed items should be stilted for firing. Fire metallics to witness cone 019-018.
Cone 018-019. Sold in 2-Gram Containers.