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).
Straw Velvet Underglaze is a rich sunflower yellow that is a strong ochre at cone 05 and becomes lighter at cone 5. At cone 10, it is even lighter and less saturated. Overall, it maintains its color well at any temperature and becomes richer and darker under a clear glaze.
If left unglazed, AMACO® Velvets should not be used on surfaces which come in contact with food or drink.