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I use glazes, those that have worked consistently well for me, and that I think fit in well with the Arts and Crafts home. I will list them here, starting with my favorite. Be aware that these colors may look different on your browser. To make sure that the color is what you want, I suggest that you order a glaze sample pack. New! Cottage Colors I have added some new glaze choices especially to use on the 4.25" tile.
I've also added a few more nuetral glazes just for Subway tile. Also I have some new rich colors for the Arabesques and Morroccan Fish scale tile
This is a complex gloss glaze. It has a rich butterscoth color, with subtle cream occuring where it is applied heavier.
This rich glaze makes me think of making fudge! Just like fudge, it can be satin or glossy. I have included it because it echoes the dark wood tones so often found in old Bungalows.
More About Glazes
Glazes are made of glass. I apply it to the tiles and fire them at a temperature of about 1875%. After this they are water proof. This is why they are a good choice for wet places. You can clean your tile the same way that you wash windows or mirrors. The slight browns that you see on the tiles are caused from the color of the terra-cotta clay showing through where it is thin. Because I apply the glaze by hand, ( brush), expect some variation. Order Craftsman, Cottage colors or Clissic Nuetrals.
New Cottage glazes!
This is a neutral gloss glaze. It is a light musroom color with slight grey blue highlights. I use this on my 4.25" tile.
This l glossy semitransparent glaze is a close match to Benjamine Moore's "Summer Blue". It is darker in the thicker areas and lighter in the thinner which really shows of the relief designs in the 4.25" tile.
This is a semi transparent bright turquoise, blue green glaze.It appears darker in the thicker areas and lighter in the thinner. This makes it perfect for showing off the relief texture in the 4.25" tile
semi transparent coralglaze is a close " match to Benjamin Moore's "Passion fruit "paint. $.25" tiles with this glaze will really brighten up your kitchen or bath.
This a new glaze with a lighter brighter look. It varies from a minty to grass green. It reacts with the red in the clay but remains overal light, with a bit of a shimmer. This glaze can be used on 6" tiles.
This glossy glaze makes me think of dappled sunlight. It is semi traparent with tiny dark specks.
Order Cottage colors glaze samples
Craftsman Glaze Samples
Snow White Satin
Just a hint of a shine in this opaque glaze
This is a clear trans-parent gloss that shows the cream color of the clay
Light Grey Gloss
This semi-trasparent glaze highlights texture
Varigated tones of light golden brown, this semitrasparent satin accentuates texture
Order Classic Nuetral samples
Jewel tone glazes
Capri Blue gloss
Foliage green gloss
These can be used on anything but the craftsman tile
A cool glossy semi-trasparent light green
Call it a cool blue or a warm lavender I call it pretty
semigloss light brown