Velvet Underglazes are very versatile, semi-transparent underglazes that offer two finish possibilities. When left unglazed they have the appearance of velvet. Or, when glazed with a clear gloss glaze, they have an intensified color with a soft stain matte finish. Colors may be mixed together to create unique colors. Velvets tolerate a wide firing range and can be used on most clay bodies at most temperatures. Some colors may fade at high temperatures (cone 7 and up).
Terra Cotta Velvet Underglaze is a warm cinnamon brown that is much darker with a clear glaze on top at any temperature. At cone 05, it is red-brown and reminiscent of the clay it is named after. It darkens at cone 5 and becomes a deep chocolate color at cone 10.
If left unglazed, AMACO® Velvets should not be used on surfaces which come in contact with food or drink.