BEV'S CERAMICS, INC.
3503 JAMES MADISON HWY
HAYMARKET, VA  20169
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www.bevsceramics.com
HINTS
​#2
Tracing designs on your pieces.
Use this technique when using fired color.
Using white tissue paper and a pencil. Lay tissue over design trace with pencil. Take tissue pattern place on your piece and retrace with a sharpie fine tip. When you remove tissue paper your design is on your piece. Fill in color. You can replace your pattern to add more detail. When you fire your piece the sharpie will burn off. One more HINT if you apply 2 coats of Foundation on your piece first let dry then trace on pattern you will not have to clear glaze your piece just fire. (I like White for my background color when painting designs but you can use any color of Foundation or Stroke and Coat)
#1
HARD SEE WHERE YOU HAVE GLAZED
ADD A FEW DROPS OF FOOD COLORING TO YOUR GLAZE (NO WORRIES IT WILL BURN OUT DURING FIRING) NOW YOU CAN SEE IF YOU HAVE MISSED ANY SPOTS. 
#3
When cleaning your brushes use 
New Dawn Powerwash or dawn
Use BRUSH SCRUBBY GROOMING PAD 
to scrub your brushes then rinse well 
stand brushes up to dry.

#4
Foundations® Opaque (not able to be seen through; not transparent)
Broad palette of colors that produce a beautiful, smooth high gloss finish and can be intermixed for custom colors. Apply 3 coats.

Foundations® Sheer – These soft translucent glazes add a tint of color to your work, allowing surface textures or design to show through. Sheers provide darker accents in any crevices, which gives an antique effect.

Foundations® Matte – Fires to a beautiful, soft subdued matte finish. Matte finish will increase in glossiness .

BROCHURE on foundations can be found at www.maycocolors.com/resources/literature

TECHNICAL SUPPORT FOR MAYCO
PHONE: 614-675-2031 EMAIL technical@maycocolors.com
#5

Try painting your plastic butterfly tree lights
to give more color to your tree.
Using Acrylics paint your butterfly the color you want 
add detail using black acrylic.





#6

WHEN APPLYING MAYCO STROKE AND COAT AND GARE FUNSTROKES APPLY 3 COATS 
NO CLEAR GLAZE NEEDED.
#7

When firing greenware and glaze.
Greenware should be fired two
 cones hotter than glaze.
GREENWARE CONE 04
GLAZE CONE 06

#8

“Hard Spots”
Hot spots are often created when the person pouring,
holds the nozzle in one place while pouring molds.
Moving your nozzle slowly, while pouring, will prevent this. 
 To remove hard spots in greenware.
When you sponge off your 
greenware add a tsp of vinegar to water.
#9
HINT OF THE WEEK

MOTHER OF PEARL IS AN OVERGLAZE. 
You apply one thin coat on top of fired glaze.
I sell Duncan Mother of Pearl $6.15
Apply using a new soft brush swirl on one coat overlapping strokes.  
Correct application should produce a light blue tint. 
 Fire to Cone 020.
For more information go to www.bevsceramics.com/OVERGLAZES.html