Color Ceramic Glazes

CELESTE BLUE Color Glaze expands the potter’s palette with infinite possibilities. How it can be applied onto earthenware? What is Celeste blue color

"Celeste Blue" is a type of earthenware glaze that produces a light, sky-blue color reminiscent of the daytime sky. It often has a soft, gentle hue with subtle variations in tone, resembling the serene and tranquil blue of a clear sky. This glaze is commonly used in ceramics and pottery to add a touch of calm and freshness to various pieces.

Characteristics of "Celeste Blue" Earthenware Glaze:

  1. Color: Light blue with a delicate, airy quality, evoking a sense of serenity and calmness.
  2. Opacity: Depending on the application thickness and firing temperature, it can range from semi-transparent to opaque.
  3. Surface: After firing, it typically develops a glossy or satin finish, enhancing its visual appeal.

Uses of "Celeste Blue" Earthenware Glaze:

  1. Ceramics and Pottery:

    • Tableware: Used to glaze plates, bowls, cups, and other tableware items, adding a touch of elegance to dining sets.
    • Decorative Pieces: Applied to vases, figurines, and decorative objects, providing a serene and refreshing appearance.
  2. Artistic Creations:

    • Sculptures: Ideal for glazing sculptures, particularly those with fluid or organic shapes, to highlight details and contours.
    • Tiles and Mosaics: Used in tile-making and mosaic art to create decorative patterns and designs with a tranquil blue color palette.
  3. Functional Items:

    • Tiles: Applied to tiles used in bathrooms, kitchens, and other spaces, offering a soothing backdrop with a hint of color.
    • Decorative Accents: Used for accent pieces in interior design, such as tile borders or trim, adding subtle visual interest.
  4. Educational and Recreational Pottery:

    • Pottery Classes: Often chosen by beginners and hobbyists in pottery classes or studios for its forgiving nature and appealing color.
    • Children's Projects: Used in educational settings or children's pottery projects to introduce them to the art of glazing with a pleasing blue color.

Benefits of Using Earthenware Glaze:

  • Versatility: Can be used on various clay bodies and forms, including earthenware, stoneware, and porcelain.
  • Ease of Application: Earthenware glazes are typically easy to apply, making them suitable for beginners and experienced potters alike.
  • Aesthetic Appeal: Offers a wide range of colors and finishes to suit different artistic preferences and design concepts.
  • Functional: Provides a protective coating that makes ceramic items durable and suitable for everyday use.

Overall, "Celeste Blue" earthenware glaze is prized for its calming blue hue and versatility, making it a popular choice for ceramic artists, potters, and hobbyists alike.

What is glaze, what is antiquing and other Q/A for painting and glazing can be find in the section: Paint and Glaze.


Quantity: 40 g. (1.41 oz.) 
Firing temperature: 1020-1080°C (1800-1976° F) (Orton cone SSB 03½) 
Surface: Glossy 
Luminescence: Semi-transparent
Lead content: lead-free, 0% 

Cone 04APseal RDinnerware Safe

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CELESTE Color - Blue earthenware ceramic glaze by Degussa Germany

  • Brand: Degussa
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