Boxed Wine is a deep shiny magenta glaze with rivulets of purple and blue floating in it. The glaze is variable based on both thickness, and temperature. The glaze is more transparent where thin, and a deeper purple where thick. Firing cooler will result in more blue rivulets floating in the glaze, while firing hotter will result in more red. Boxed wine is a chrome/tin red, meaning that the red color is achieved with a very specific combination of oxides, not with an encapsulated stain. This leads to a more reactive glaze with greater deapth of character. This glaze is very runny when over-fired or over-applied.
Directions for use
Shake well before use. Apply three flowing coats to ware that has been bisque fired to △05/06. Allow glaze to dry between coats. This glaze is recommended for light-colored clay bodies. Glaze fire to △5/6. Allow at least ¼” of bare clay at the bottom of the ware to account for running. It is highly recommended that you run a vertical test tile before applying to your ware. Differences in application and firing can make this glaze more or less runny, possibly damaging kiln furniture or artwork.
This glaze is lead and cadmium free and is food safe when applied and fired in accordance with directions. Dinnerware producers must test their ware as differences in application and firing can produce different results.