SOURCE: American Art Clay Company

June 29, 2008 16:34 ET

For the Hot Summer Months, Fire It Up With Glazes From AMACO®

INDIANAPOLIS, IN--(Marketwire - June 29, 2008) - Summertime is here and temperatures all over the United States continue to rise. While many Americans take solace from the hot summer months with a family vacation to the beach or mountains, potters everywhere watch a different kind of heat rising. Low and high fire glazes from AMACO® appeal to all potters.

AMACO® has been a leader among craft materials manufacturers for over half a century and is considered the largest manufacturer of ceramic supplies and equipment for schools and studios. The wide range of glazes available through AMACO® remains as diverse as the teachers, school children, and art students across America that depend on these high quality products.

Low fire glazes remain a popular glaze option from apprentice to master. As implied by the name, low fire glazes require lower temperatures. The range of products affords each artist the ability to express his or her individual tastes and creative flair. From the high gloss of the F series to the textured alligator glazes to the more traditional matt and old world glazes, the choices are endless. Always putting the health and well-being of the artists first, AMACO® offers 566 free glaze options.

For the budding artist seeking high fire glazes, AMACO® presents some of the industry's best options. One popular high fire glaze color line from AMACO® is the Celebration series, offering bright and pastel colored glazes that create brilliant colors on popular stoneware.

All AMACO® glazes and underglazes available to consumers are manufactured as brush on. The wetting agents present in all glazes improve "brushability" and create a more level application for the artist.

A closer look into the AMACO® creativity closet reveals that AMACO® offers much more than glazes. Just ask Linda Peterson, designer, AMACO® customer, and author of "Metal Jewelry 101." Peterson notes that jewelry design, much like glaze application, continues to be "technique driven... which means you can take the techniques you learn and apply them to your own designs or mix 'n match them with another design in the book!"

For more further information regarding the supplies and equipment available through American Art Clay visit www.amaco.com, or call (800) 374-1600. For further new product review information, please contact Dawn Sandoe, Creative Director/PR at (800) 374-1600 or via email at dsandoe@amaco.com

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    Creative Director/PR
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