Unique Glass Colors products will allow you to create beautiful works of art,
both kiln fired and non-fired, on many different surfaces. UGC currently has five kiln fired color lines -
Artisan, Detail and
Accent- that are for commercial applications, hobbyists and artisans.
The colors kiln fire in the 1425F to 1550F firing range depending on the
surface on which they are applied. Surfaces include - float glass,
porcelain, terra cotta, recycled glass, specialty glass, pre-fired pottery
and most any glass that can fire within that range. The colors can fire to
much hotter temperatures when used on surfaces other than glass.
NT Color Line
The NT color line is the most popular line of kiln fired glass color for many
reasons. They come in powder form and are all non-toxic, food-safe, and safe for
the environment. Even the metallic colors are safe. The NTs fire to
rich, glossy, vibrant color, semi-opaque to opaque.
The NT line is mixed with UGC Medium to the consistency of melted ice cream
and fire semi-opaque to opaque when mixed on a 1:1 ration with UGC Medium. They
can also be used in their dry form for stenciling or sifting techniques. For
more detailed information on all our products and what they can do, please click
Basic Glass Information
NTís can be used on a wide variety of glass from COE 83-96 and our firing
range is 1425F-1550F. These colors were developed to be used on the top layer of
glass but work very well when capped.
Artisan Color Line
This lead-free color line works well in conjunction with the NT Color Line. The
colors come in powder form and need to be mixed with the UGC Medium.
These colors are transparent/ translucent and bubble when kiln fired between
layers of glass and are textured, opaque and glossy when fired on the top
layer of glass. By using specific placement techniques, you can actually
control your bubbles! Experiment with different types of glass to see
what interesting effects you can achieve. For more information on all our
products and what they can do, please download this PDF on
Basic Glass Information.
On each of the pictures below, the upper left corner is what the
color looks like when fired on the top layer of glass. On the lower right,
it shows the color applied solidly on the bottom layer of glass and the two
remaining sections show the color applied with a 10/0 script liner to form
fine, controlled lines of bubbles. The secret to the controlled lines is --
don't let them touch!