Mary Lynch on wed 25 sep 02
Hey Lisa -
I was introduces to Amaco Velvets underglazes at a workshop with Lana Wilson
and David Gamble at the Appalachian Center for Crafts and haven't stopped
having fun with them yet! The colors are great, easy to apply (I do that at
the bisque stage), opaque unless thinned and can be mixed like paint for
'custom' colors. I fire to ^6 (electric kiln) and the colors stay true with
the exception of the red/orange family, which tends to lighten a bit at
higher temps. The cost is reasonable for most of the colors since a little
goes a long a way (certain colors are very expensive, though). Easy
soap-and-water clean up as well.
I was a bit of a snob at first, having been taught that using things like
that was cheating . . . supposed to make everything from scratch to be
"real," but no more. I could sell this stuff, I like it so much :>)
No connection with Amaco except as a happy customer,
Mary in TN
Dannon Rhudy on wed 25 sep 02
> I was a bit of a snob at first, having been taught that using things like
> that was cheating . . . supposed to make everything from scratch to be
> "real," but no more. I could sell this stuff, I like it so much :>)......
Not to worry, Mary. If Lana Wilson and Don Reitz can use Amaco Velvets
without guilt, then so might anyone.
The point is not to make everthing yourself, starting with rock and a
It's to use your time to your own best advantage. If you enjoy the
go for it. If you'd rather be doing something else, buy what you need and
Potter Wagoner on wed 25 sep 02
Amaco Velvets are really great. There are also very non-toxic, although
they do not recommend spraying them.
I use them from cone 06 on up to cone 7 and they really are wonderful.
Marj Peeler has even used some of them all the way up to cone 10.
If you can get to the Brickyard factory outlet you can get quite a
discount on them. 4721 W. 16th St. Speedway,IN 46222 (Right across from
the track...so don't go there on Mem. Day cause they board up the front
of the store and go to the race.)
Call Sherry or Chi Chi at 800-677-3289
40 miles west of Indy on US 36 in Parke County, the covered bridge
capitol of the US. (Except for PA.)