GLAZE AND DECORATION BRUSHES
Walker Ceramics stock a very extensive range of high
quality brushes, from the wonderful Calligraphy brushes to the ultra fine
It is essential that the correct brush is used when glazing ware. Although we recommend the following styles for
glazing, they are all multipurpose brushes. The preference of one brush over
another is a matter of personal choice.
CARING FOR BRUSHES
A good brush is a sound investment. Any brush, no matter how
high the quality, can be destroyed by bad housekeeping.
A New Brush
Wash the brush in
lukewarm water with a small amount of household detergent. This will remove any
wax used to hold the hairs in place. Rinse well, and dry by standing brush head
brushes sitting in water. This will eventually bend the hairs out of shape, and
loosen their grip in the ferrule. Rinse the brushes under running water at the
end of each day. Work any colour caught up near the ferrule with your fingers.
Brush hairs should
always be left to dry in the shape you wish the hairs to be.
Pointed Rounds: After rinsing, gently
"wind the hairs up" by drawing through thumb and
forefinger while turning the handle in a clockwise or counter-clockwise
direction. The hairs will then be shaped into a point and will dry in that
condition, ready to use the next day.
Squares: Squeeze excess water out between
thumb and forefinger, leaving the hair shaped square.
A simple brush with
extremely soft hair suited to laying on large flat areas of colour, glaze or
in Sizes IL25 - 25mm, IL40, IL51, IL76 and IL100
Using the correct decoration brush can easily make the
difference between satisfactory and unsatisfactory results. We are continually
upgrading our range to meet the exacting requirements of all our customers hence
we welcome enquiries for any brushes not appearing here.
Japanese calligraphy brushes for the decoration of ware by glaze, slip or
underglaze. The hair produces lively brush work. Available in sizes 0,1,5,7,9
Full soft hair for a variety of work where a good load of colour is needed. Available
in sizes 6, 9, 13 and 19.
Round - Golden Nylon (IP)
hair. Chosen by us for its ability to form a fine point, hold a good load of
colour; it offers resiliency at an economical price. The range of sizes makes
this a very practical brush.
White bristle hair
forming fine point. This brush covers many uses and needs in decoration - colour
can be drawn from the centre of the plate out giving a focal point; or used on
its edge the hairs can be shaped to give the effect of leaves on trees etc.
General Brush Kit (Product Code IZ405)
5 brushes made with synthetic bristles
Sizes 2, 4, ¼, ½ 15 mm long bristle, ½ 25 mm long bristle.