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Underglaze - Amaco / Amaco Engobes - SE

Amaco Engobes - SE

Cone 04-5


Sgraffito, Slip Trailing, and Painting.

Engobes are either natural clays or a mixture of clays and ceramic raw materials, and are typically rich earth colors and subdued tones. Only water is added to obtain a working consistency like thick cream.

Methods of Decoration.

Engobes may be brushed, poured, or trailed thinly on wet or dry greenware. Sometimes they are used to cover an inferior body, but generally are applied as decoration to contrast with the color of the clay piece.

Slip painting, slip trailing and Sgraffito are especially good decorating methods for engobes. For best results when slip painting, use short brush strokes. The designs should be compressed with direct strokes of the brush which is heavily loaded with the engobe.

More elaborate designs may be made by the slip trailing method. Try decorating with the AMACO Slip Trailer to produce thin and thick line designs. When the Sgraffito process is used, designs are scratched into a layer of engobe so that the color of the clay shows through.

When used for decorative ware on stoneware and left unglazed, most of them have a smooth matte or satin finish, except SE-701, 720, and 740. These will have an irregular surface at Cone 5-6.

Any Continental Clay dry or moist pottery clay may be decorated with AMACO Engobes and fired to the maturing temperature of the basic clay. Usually, a clear transparent glaze for unique effects is applied over the entire decorated shape.

Amaco Engobes are DISCONTINUED available in dry form in one pound jars while current supply is in stock.

AMACO Engobes have only been tested and approved as dinnerware safe when applied and fired under LG-10 Clear Glaze. They should not be used on surfaces which come in contact with food or drink. If left unglazed, AMACO clear glazes LG-9, LG-10, F-10 and HF-9 or any other dinnerware safe glaze are recommended to be used over AMACO Engobes to make them dinnerware safe.

Tableware producers must have all finished ware tested and approved as safe for dinnerware through a certified laboratory due to possible variations in firing temperature and possible contamination.

These Amaco Underglazes are all AP Non-Toxic.


Amaco Discount

20% Off 12 or more.

10% Off 6 or more.

Mix and match, any combination

Discount is applied after check-out


Item Product SKU Name Size Price Qty Add
GUSE701 SE701: Natural Black 37471Y Discontinued1# dry $20.00  Add
GUSE702 SE702: Jet Black 37472A Discontinued1# dry $20.00  Add
GUSE720 SE720: Dark Blue 37474C Discontinued1# dry $20.00  Add
GUSE730 SE730: Red Brown 37477F Discontinued1# dry $15.50  Add
GUSE731 SE731: Natural Brown 37478G Discontinued1# dry $15.50  Add
GUSE732 SE732: Dark Buff 37479H Discontinued1# dry $15.50  Add
GUSE740 SE740: Dark Green 37481K Discontinued1# dry $15.50  Add
GUSE760 SE760: Yellow 37488S Discontinued1# dry $15.50  Add
Underglaze - Amaco / Amaco Engobes - SE