Discontinued Duncan CN122 Bright Nautical 2 oz


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DiscontinuedCN122 Bright Nautical 2 oz

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.

  • Kiln Required: Yes
  • Cone Firing Range: 06 to 6
  • Finish: Translucent to Opaque
  • Coverage: 1 to 3 coats
  • Food Safe: When applied to full coverage or sealed with nontoxic clear glaze
  • Nontoxic: Yes
  • Available Sizes: 2 oz., 8 oz., assorted gallons
CN122-2 Bright Nautical -

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.

  • 1-coat coverage is translucent.
  • 2-coat coverage is semi-translucent or semi-opaque.
  • 3-coat coverage is generally opaque.
  • Can be used for overall coverage.
  • Can be used for washes and watercolor technique.

The Concepts numbering system (for most of the palette) is unique and useful when decorating:

  1. Colors ending in a one are light in tone
  2. Colors ending in a two are bright in tone
  3. Colors ending in a three are dark in tone

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

  • Apply to shelf cone 04 bisque.
  • Fire to shelf cone 06.
  • For clear glaze application, brush-on or dip clear glaze over Concepts.
  • Stilt and fire to shelf cone 06.
  • Water cleanup.


Opaque Coverage (solid without brushstrokes or light and dark areas)

  1. Before decorating your piece, wipe down with damp sponge to remove any dust and to condition piece for decorating.
  2. Apply three generous flowing coats with soft brush.
  3. Always use the largest possible brush for the area to be decorated.
  4. Apply each coat in the same direction.
  5. Allow drying time between coats; a second or third coat should not be applied until the previous coat loses its sheen.
  6. In most cases, Concepts do not need to be thinned. However, if the brush grabs or the paint ridges in application, then add a few drops of Thin ?n Shade and mix with palette knife.

Translucent or Semi-translucent Coverage (brushstrokes show)

  1. Apply one or two coats with a soft brush.
  2. Primarily used for design work.
  3. Colors may be blended one over another.
  4. Colors may need to be thinned slightly.

Washes or Antique Finishes

  1. Thin Concepts down to a milk-like consistency (about 4 parts water to 1 part color)
  2. Apply to bisque with a soft brush.
  3. Allow color to set (lose its sheen).
  4. Wipe back with a damp sponge.
  5. Rinse sponge as needed.
  6. For best results, apply washes to textured pieces.


  1. Pick up Concepts on damp sponge, pounce color on ware.
  2. Add additional color(s).
  3.  Work from light to dark.
  4. The more coats, the darker the finish.
  5. Sponge on three heavy coats to create an opaque, textured appearance. 

Warning 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.