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Amaco® Sahara High Fire
Glazes - Lead Free - Cone 4-6
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Sahara High Fire Glazes - Lead Free
Amaco High Fire
Amaco Glazes currently in production are being labeled to indicate
their suitability for use on food and drink containers. See
information below on this subject or refer to the Ceramic Color
chart or the individual catalog glaze listings for special
information concerning lead and/or cadmium content and release.
Liquid Glazes are supplied in non-breakable plastic
jars, and are prepared by homogenizing to the correct consistency
for easy brushing. Only stirring is necessary before application.
For spraying and dipping, glazes may be thinned with water.
Dry Powder Glazes are packaged in sturdy plastic
jars suitable for storage after mixing. Since they already contain
the appropriate amount of gum and suspenders, only water need be
added. One pound yields approximately one pint. Sieving is
LEAD AND/OR CADMIUM
CONTENT AND RELEASE INFORMATION FOR ALL AMACO GLAZES:
no lead or cadmium bearing ingredients. Dinnerware Safe when
fired to the recommended firing temperature.
Contains some lead and/or cadmium compounds but passes test for lead and
cadmium release. Dinnerware Safe when fired to the recommended
Contains some lead and/or cadmium compounds and does not
pass test for lead and cadmium release. Not recommended for surfaces,
which come in contact with food or drink.
Contains no lead or cadmium bearing ingredients but is not
recommended for use on surfaces which come in contact with food or drink.
Glaze surface is smooth and passes lead and cadmium release tests, but
is either soft or crackled and prone to discoloring, harboring
contaminants or leaching other materials.
Contains no lead of cadmium bearing ingredients but does not
pass test for lead or cadmium release due to the dry, unsealed surface
they produce. These surfaces may harbor contaminants or deteriorate with
use and are not suitable for food contact surfaces.
A: A.P. nontoxic:
Materials Advisory for definition.
Bailey recommends Amaco glazes marked “(1)A” as most suitable
for use with young children.
These glazes carry an ACMI CL"Cautions Required"
label. Although they may be Lead-Free, they are
not AP Non-Toxic due to other material content and are
restricted from school use with children from Pre-K thru Grade 6.
Warning none of these
products should be taken internally; all contain ingredients not suitable
for ingestion or inhalation.
Fire Glazes -
Lead Free - Cone 4-6
Amaco High Fire Glazes (Cones 4-6) include matt and textured
glazes suitable for stoneware and transparent gloss glazes for
translucent porcelain. These glazes produce interesting effects
in reduction and oxidation.
These glazes are best applies to
Cone 04 bisque. Bisque firing burns organic material out of the
clay, reducing the occurance of certain glaze defects such as
blistering and pinholing. Recommended firing temperature is Cone