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Tom Coleman's Decorating Colors

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I've seen the beautiful results of some of Tom Coleman's pots (see attachment jpeg) that I'm assuming he has applied by trailing the decorating colors.  Has anyone use these colors?  I read on Aardvark Clay and Supplies website that these colors are applied on glazed bisque ware, so after the glaze(s) are applied on the bisqued pot, then the glazed pot is re-bisqued fired and then  the over glaze trailing of these colors.  Is this the application sequence of the colors?

Can these colors be applied over a glaze?  Any suggestions?

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Looks like underglaze on top of glaze to me, is this some special product?

To put underglaze on top of glaze, just glaze normally and then when it's dry, put your underglaze on top.  Kind of like majolica, but with fully thick underglaze

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I think. Glaze pots add your devorative onglaze colours and washes and fire glazed ware as normal.

Folk s.times spray hairspray or starch to "harden " glaze before applying onglaze as the glaze will possibly adhere to a brush. Glaze will soak up the moisture in the onglaze material really fast so lay colour on as opposed to applying and pressure.

 

Have to make the onglaze painterly...glycerine, and other products around.

Having said all that some folk fire 3-4 times to get special affects...

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2 hours ago, scottiebie said:

I read on Aardvark Clay and Supplies website that these colors are applied on glazed bisque ware, so after the glaze(s) are applied on the bisqued pot, then the glazed pot is re-bisqued fired and then  the over glaze trailing of these colors.  Is this the application sequence of the colors?

Coleman Deco Colours directions say to apply them over glazed bisqueware. I don't read the directions as you would have to re-bisque the pot with the base glazes on, especially since the Deco Colours are in little squeeze bottles for trailing. Think you would do your ground glaze colour on the bisque, then layer your swathes of coloured glazes on the background glaze then glaze trail the Deco Colours on top of everything. Could try making your own glazes to trail by thickening up some of your current glaze(s) with epsom salts or apt II and give them a try, might flow more but that could be nice too.

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if you look at the coleman website, there is a contact email address with a space for questions.   the email address is tomelainec@gmail.com

tom and elaine are two of the nicest people you could ever know.  just ask for clarification.  maybe send this series of posts so they see the confusion.

whatever you do, do look at their website and drool over all the photos of their work.

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