Opulence Glaze > The Clay Lady Studios

OPULENCE GLAZE

A versatile cone 6 glaze line

ABOUT

Opulence Glaze is manufactured by Mid-South Ceramic Supply Company on The Clay Lady's Campus in Nashville, TN

Opulence Glaze has been on the market since 1986 delivering great results in Cone 6 electric kilns. Now introducing Opulence Glaze for Cone 6 reduction firing in gas and wood kilns! The Clay Lady’s Campus artists, students and Cone 10 customers have been successfully firing Opulence in our gas and wood kilns to Cone 6. Less firing time and less fuel for amazing results!

Opulence Glaze was developed by Dr. Richard Eppler, the foremost glaze chemist in the world, and Tom Turnbull. Manufactured by Mid-South Ceramic Supply Company, sales started in 1986 with the goal to give potters access to quality glaze results with the brillance and clarity to match any in the ceramic industry. A potter did not need to be a chemist, one only needed to add water.

Since this time many commercial glazes have joined the market, yet Opulence still stands out as the best dipping glaze available. Another advantage that was foremost in development, Opulence Glaze can be blended and/or used as a base glaze so to give each potter their own individual, signature glazes. Also, there is no question about the food safety of the glazes.

New lines are being developed under the same standards and scrutiny begun with Dr. Eppler. Now available in 5 distinctive finishes in both brushing and dipping, Opulence Glaze stays in the forefront of the commercial glaze industry. Each glaze is backed by Mid-South Ceramic’s commitment to education, quality and best results.

GLOSS LINE

A broad color palette, Opulence Gloss Glazes are perfect for colorful, functional or decorative work. Not prone to move or flow, these glazes are perfect for base color when layering glazes. 

 

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REDUCTION LOOK LINE

These glazes are formulated to mimic a gas or wood fired look. They flow and break into secondary colors, creating adynamic effect on any clay body or when layering over other Opulence Glaze lines. 

View the Reduction Look Glazes 

ENVIROCOLOR LINE

Colors of the environment, these glazes display a unique contrast of sheen and matte effects. EnviroColor Glazes break into secondary colors, similar to Opulence Reduction Look Glazes.

 

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SATIN MATTE LINE

The saturated color and satin matte finish make these glazes stand out from the rest. Offering a soft durable finish, Opulence Satin Matte Glazes work well for functional work as well as sculpture. A slow cool after firing will draw out the matte finish beautifully. 

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TRANSLUCENT LINE

These glazes are formulated to show clay or color variations through their glossy finish. With one dip, Opulence Translucent Glazes will pool into carvings or bands to create a more opaque color. 

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Click below for Instructional Videos & Resources for Using Opulence Glaze

"I love Opulence Glaze. I’ve been using your Reduction-Look Glazes since 2010 and LOVE them. They are hands down the best glazes on the market. They really make my work pop. You guys make the best glazes around, better in my opinion than Amaco.”

-Vanessa DeVore, Opulence customer

SAME GREAT GLAZE! NEW WAYS TO FIRE!

Opulence is a versatile glaze that delivers great results with Cone 6 firings in electric, gas or wood kilns.

Opulence Glaze has been on the market since 1986 delivering great results in Cone 6 electric kilns. Now introducing Opulence Glaze for Cone 6 reduction firing in gas and wood kilns!

The Clay Lady’s Campus artists, students and Cone 10 customers have been successfully firing Opulence in our gas and wood kilns to Cone 6. Less firing time and less fuel for amazing results!

Know that every improvement or line expansion is tested and developed with the support of our own supply store customers and studio students. You can count on Opulence Glaze quality and usability.

Visit one of our many distributors

Davens Ceramic Center
5076 Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA

Highwater Clays
600 Riverside Drive, Asheville, NC

Archie Bray Foundation
2915 Country Club Avenue, Helena, MT

Sheffield Pottery
995 North Main Street, Sheffield, MA

Bracker’s Good Earth Clays
1831 E 1450 Rd, Lawrence, KS 

Amaranth Stoneware
745 Development Drive, #7, Kingston, Ontario K7M 4W6

JOIN THE CONVERSATION

We designed Opulence Glaze Conversations to support Opulence customers. This public Facebook group includes: monthly contests, images of different glaze combinations from our students & studio artists at The Clay Lady’s Campus, educational files for glazing success, conversations among Opulence glaze users, and a place to share ideas and tips with other artists.

"Opulence stands behind their product and that goes a long way to impress me. I am an Opulence Glaze user for life."

-Sally Roper, Opulence customer

Opulence Glaze is proudly manufactured by Mid-South Ceramic Supply Company in Nashville, TN. 

Phone: 615-242-0300          Email: info@midsouthceramics.com