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PC- 10 June Bug

June Bug is a specialty glaze that can give dramatic metallic crystalline results when used correctly. Below find suggestions for the best results.
 

HOW IT WORKS:

June Bug is a glossy, dark green metallic glaze that develops small triangular iridescent crystals, like the wings of a beetle. This opaque glaze does not break over texture. For best results apply three even brush coats.  

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LET'S FIGURE OUT WHAT'S WRONG.

STILL NOT GETTING ACCURATE RESULTS? LET'S TALK BISQUE

#1 APPLICATION

Thickness of application can affect the appearance of the metallic glaze. If the glaze is translucent or dark with no crystal growth it may be too thin.

Application
Bisque

#2 BISQUE TEMPERATURE

The temperature to which your ware was bisqued can have an affect on the final piece. We recommend a bisque between cone 08 and cone 03, though a bisque as low as cone 010 will work.

LETS TALK CLAY BODIES

Clay

#3 CLAY BODY

The metallics do best on a clay body that isn’t fully vitrified in the glaze firing. Clay body color doesn’t seem to make a difference.