Concepts are underglaze colors made mostly for painting on bisque. These colors are glaze-based; therefore, when three coats are applied, they have a glossy sheen when fired. One, two, or three coats may be applied.
Water-based, water cleanup. Nontoxic and food-safe when three coats are applied.
When three flowing coats are applied, most colors are opaque and have a gloss finish. However, some colors do not fire as shiny as others; therefore, Clear Glaze is recommended (Pure Brilliance brushing and dipping?, IN1001 Clear or CN 2000D Clear Dipping). Please note that Concepts can be used with a variety of Duncan? products; however, considerable color and texture changes may occur due to the chemicals involved. A test piece is recommended prior to completing project.
For best results, allow Concepts to dry completely before glazing.
The Concepts numbering system (for most of the palette) is unique and useful when decorating:
Can be used directly on bisque, between some glazes, under some glazes, over some glazes, over fired Cover-Coat Opaque Underglazes, in conjunction with E-Z Stroke Underglazes and may have overglazes applied to them after they are glaze fired.
Can be mixed with one another to achieve a wide variety of colors. (It is recommended to conduct tests when mixing colors together.)
General firing temperature is cone 06; however, Concepts can be fired to cone 10. They may be applied to stoneware and porcelain clay bodies. When high-firing some colors, appearance may vary and change in color, value and tone. Click here to view our Mid-Range Performance index.
Concepts must be stilted when they are applied to the bottom of a piece, whether glazed or not. Remember, they are frit-based; therefore, they could stick to the kiln shelf during firing.
Can be mixed and used with French Dimensions.
Generally when decorating, apply a darker color over a lighter color.
How To Use
Opaque Coverage (solid without brushstrokes or light and dark areas)
Translucent or Semi-translucent Coverage (brushstrokes show)
Washes or Antique Finishes
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals including Silica, crystalline (airborne particles of respirable size), which are known to the State of California to cause cancer. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.