Mayco Foundations Glazes
Mayco Foundations Glazes
Mayco Foundations Glazes
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    Mayco Foundations Glazes


    Fundamental and Functional

    Begin your ceramic project with Foundations® as the surface. Available in gloss opaque, gloss translucent and matte finishes, Foundations® will become an essential building block – easy to apply, consistent firing performance and budget-friendly. Its stable, non-moving base is perfect for majolica techniques with Stroke & Coat® glazes. 

    Foundations® glazes are certified AP non-toxic and food safe.

    Foundations® glazes are available in a broad assortment of colors, opacities, and textures. They easily serve as the basic "foundation" glaze for any ceramic studio - be that in a school, home or your retail studio.


    General Use

    Foundations® gloss glazes were designed to mature at shelf cone 06/05. Apply 2-3 coats, allowing the surface to dry in-between coats. When applying to a large surface, we recommend a broad, soft brush such as CB-604 #4 Soft Fan. 


    Available Sizes

    • 16 oz wide mouth pint


    Helpful Hints

    • Foundations dry quickly for same day firing
    • Intermixable for custom color creation
    • Can be applied to greenware or leather-hard clay. We recommend leaving an area unglazed, such as the back or bottom, to allow outgassing during the firing process
    • Many Foundations can be fired to higher temperatures and still maintain their color. Check the individual color label for performance at cone 6
    • Steadfast Application - Foundations® will not dissolve or "pick up" previous coats of glaze
    • Dries Quickly - speeds up your ability to handle or perform additional decorating
    • High Gloss Finish  - does not need to be clear glazed (except Foundations® Matte glazes)


    Foundations® Opaque – A Broad palette of colors that produce a beautiful, smooth high gloss finish and can be intermixed for custom colors. Foundations® glazes dry quickly, allowing immediate additional decorating and same day firing. Foundations® can be applied to leatherhard clay, allowing an open area for out-gassing during the firing process. Many Foundations® Opaque glazes can be fired to higher temperatures.  Check the individual color label for cone 6 results. Testing is still recommended. Certified AP non-toxic and food safe.

    Foundations® Sheer – These soft translucent glazes add a tint of color to your work, allowing surface textures or design to show through. Certified AP non-toxic and food safe.

    Foundations® Matte – Fires to a beautiful, soft subdued finish. Apply with a fan brush, such as CB-604 #4 Soft Fan, fully loading the brush and brushing in one direction to minimize brush marks. Matte finish will increase in glossiness if fired higher than cone 6. Certified AP non-toxic and Food Safe.