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Gold Lustre Application Tips

Gold Lustre Application Tips
Nathan Bray’s Work
I’ve decided to add a little gold lustre/luster to some of my cone 10 fired work (thanks for the inspiration, Nathan Bray!).
Brad at Picasso’s Ceramics

So when I bought some gold lustre from Picasso’s Ceramics – Yikes! Expensive!!!
– I received a really great tip from Brad.

Since the gold lustre is in such a tiny bottle, to avoid a fatal mistake of a tip-over, Brad showed me his handy-dandy, homemade lustre bottle holder!

WOW!!  What a great idea!

All you have to do is to silicon glue a small piece of foam rubber to a heavy base (old kiln furniture) and then cut out small holes to hold the tiny bottles – no dramas!  Thanks, Brad for the great idea! and permission to pass it along!
Here’s wishing me good luck with the gold lustre – I’ll report back when I have some amazing results!


Written by Marian Williams


  1. Linda Starr · July 11, 2012

    That is a good idea. I bought some gold lustre some time ago and haven’t tried it yet, one of these days.

  2. Kim @frogpondsrock · July 12, 2012

    A fantastic tip. Thanks for sharing it and thanks to Brad. I inherited some lustres from a potter that was retiring and I haven’t used them as the idea of doing a lustre firing doesn’t appeal to me. (maybe one day)

  3. Ellen Appleby · July 13, 2012

    Love this idea – I’ll be using it when I get around to opening those lustre bottles again…

  4. Kathryn Mitchell · July 13, 2012

    Ah! Too clever! Thanks for sharing Marian. See you soon at the GC Potters’ I hope 🙂

  5. Brenda · July 15, 2012

    I haven’t worked with lustre, but I can imagine you would not to spill the bottle! Great tip for all sorts of things!

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