Reactive Glaze in Stoneware – Discover ceramics glazes
Reactive Glaze is one of the most trendy glazes for ceramics nowadays. In this article, you will find out more about ceramic glazes.
It is a coating that is applied to ceramics after the first cooking by various methods: from immersion to spraying with a gun, there are also other more or less experimental methods. Due to the different compositions of the glazes, which are sold commercially or created in-house, there are numerous colors, shades, types, and compositions. The variety of possibilities is almost limitless, the biggest obstacle is knowing which way to go.
Simple glazing can be opaque/matte or translucent. In any of the situations, they are glasses that completely cover the entire ceramic piece in a single color, with no faults. As a result, they are waterproof glasses, which makes them ideal for the design of functional objects. They are typical glasses because they are relatively simple to control, and they produce a more consistent final appearance when the glass is burned. They are inexpensive and ideal for getting a basic and simple look.
Crack is an effect reminiscent of the aged appearance of ceramics, which results in the phenomenon of cracking the glassy layer. These cracks are purposeful and occur during cooking because the coefficient of thermal expansion is higher than that of the paste in this glaze.
Luster is a chemical solution for decorating ceramic surfaces. Its application is made in the glazed piece, where it creates a thin layer on the glaze’s surface, which is characterized by its metallic and iridescent luster. Going through a third cooking for a subtle touch of elegance.
Due to the presence of oxides in its composition, metallic glasses transform a humble ceramic piece into a piece of luxury and sophistication. Giving ceramics the same look as precious metals such as gold or silver, metal glazing is an ideal finishing solution to work offers that fit a medium-high segment.
All types of glass that are not simple are reactive, but to put it simply, we call them reactive glazing because, after boiling during cooking, they result in a unique and unexpected aesthetic. Unlike simple glasses, these do not guarantee impermeability, as boiling does not result in a total coating of the surface and the creation of pores in the enamel is part of the process. However, they are finishes that have character, with organic or more subtle aspects. Each piece will have its own unique and identifiable appearance.
Ceramirupe Cermics is the pioneer in the use of reactive glaze as a finish for porcelain stoneware pieces. The constant evolution and innovation allow Ceramirupe year after year to present sustainable production collections with unique and innovative designs with organic reactive organic glaze.