Our expertise in creating colours has led us from Jewellery Enamel to the Ceramics community. We have now been producing glazes, underglazes and other decorative colours since the early 1980's and continue to develop new products to this day.
With a keen eye for changing trends we create new products that inspire the novice potter or those who are just starting out but also those with years of experience who want to try something new. It is our ethos that all our products are created to industry standard regardless of who it is that is buying them.
Milton Bridge decoration colours are produced to strict quality processes and high standards. Industry standard base frits are used to ensure quality, consistency and durability.
Allied to our standard base stains to ensure ease of miscibility, these products are designed to provide a high quality solution to all of your decoration needs.
Each product group is supplied in standard unit quantities delivered in powder, brush on or pen form. Standard mediums are also offered to complement our powder colours.
We can offer larger unit quantities in specific media to suit your requirements and can also offer specific colour matching in suitable volumes.
Decoration Colour Range
We are pleased to offer you a range of 42 high quality ceramic stains. All of our stains are created from a small base of standard pigments which are then blended to create our complete colour palette.
Our base pigments are of European origin and are produced to the highest standards for industrial application. Almost all grain sizes are less than 32 μm with no coarse residues.
This extremely fine particle size offers excellent dispersion properties, thus allowing colours to be easily mixed without the necessity of ball milling.
Our 38 series range of ceramic stains is of the highest quality. Each batch of base pigment is tested for colour compatibility before release.
All stains will be consistent up to a minimum temperature of 1250°C and many will reach 1400°C. Our stains offer exceptional colour depth and can be used in additions as little as 2% in your base glaze.
All of our ceramic stains are classified as lead free.
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Stain - Colour Chart Sheet
Milton Bridge has a long history of manufacturing glaze. Our process facilities include wet and dry process ball mills, wet and dry process sieves, lab and industrial power mixers and blending equipment.
Whilst we have had some historical standard product ranges, we have as with many other products built up a vast database of recipes based on individual product matching. We have selected recipes in order to offer you a glaze portfolio that comprises of stoneware, earthenware, raku and different special effect glazes.
Our new product range is delivered in standard unit sizes, in either prepared brush on liquid or dry powder. However we are able to provide any of the following products in larger commercial quantities and delivered in a form to suit you be it powdered, slop, spray etc.
For ease of navigation we have separated our glaze product groups into stoneware and earthenware temperatures.
Industrial plaster for tableware and quality base plasters for dental formulators.
Pottery Plaster is used to produce working moulds for the slip casting of sanitaryware, tableware or refractory castings. It can also be used for the production of working moulds for jiggering in Tableware.
Keramicast is a formulated hemihydrate plaster (CaSO4.1/2H2O) produced from naturally occurring high purity gypsum mineral. It is off-white in colour. It is also traditionally used in ceramics for the production of working moulds for both jiggering and slip casting.
Ultramix is a very high strength formulated plaster used to produce block and case moulds for the manufacturing of Tableware, where a very high level of detail reproduction is required.
Crystacal R is a formulated hemihydrate plaster (CaSO4.1/2H2O) produced from naturally occurring high purity gypsum mineral. It is off-white in colour. This product is used to make hard casts with fine reproduction of detail. It is used in the manufacture of glass reinforced gypsum structures, decorative plasterwork, giftware and dental models.
HP2 Plaster is a formulated plaster used to produce working moulds for the slip casting of tableware and sanitary ware.
Newcast 96 is a formulated hemihydrate plaster used in the ceramic industry to produce working moulds for the slip casting of tableware and sanitary ware when an excellent surface aspect and a consistent mould life are needed. It can also be used to produce working moulds for jiggering in tableware.
Newcast 71 is a formulated hemihydrate plaster used in the ceramic industry to produce working moulds for the slip casting of tableware and sanitary ware when an excellent surface aspect and a good absorption capability are needed. It can also be used to produce working moulds for jiggering in tableware.
Fine Casting Plaster is an unformulated hemihydrate plaster (CaSO4.1/2H2O) produced from naturally occurring high purity gypsum mineral is off-white in colour. It is used for the production of decorative fibrous plasterwork and in general casting applications. It can also be used as a filler or additive within proprietary formulations.
Dental Plaster is a formulated hemihydrate plaster (CaSO4.1/2 H2O) produced from naturally occurring gypsum mineral. It is off-white in colour. It is used in dentistry during the flasking operation in the production of dentures. It can be mixed with dental stone plasters (Dentstone KD) for the production of model bases and also models for bleaching trays and working models for dentures.
Dentstone KD is a formulated hemihydrate plaster (CaSO4.1/2 H2O) produced from naturally occurring gypsum mineral. It is buff tinted in colour. It is used primarily in the dental industry for prosthetics, orthodontics, crown and bridge work, producing a very detailed, extra hard model.
Pottery Plaster Data Sheet
Keramicast Data Sheet
Ultramix Data Sheet
Crystacal R Data Sheet
HP2 Data Sheet
Newcast 96 Data Sheet
Newcast 71 Data Sheet
Fine Casting Plaster Data Sheet
Dental Plaster Data Sheet
Dentstone KD Plaster Data Sheet
We offer a selection of mediums for various applications
Pehatine 209 has been developed to give the perfect brushing consistency to your ceramic colour, glaze or slip. Designed for ease of miscibility, mixing your dry powder with Pehatine 209 results in the perfect liquid composition, ideal for brushing, and producing a beautiful homogenous colour with no shade lines or lumps. Pehatine 209 also offers excellent suspension properties, allowing your glaze to remain in excellent liquid state without separation or hard deposits. www.pehatine.com
Printing Medium - even application of powder glazes and enamels.
Spraying Medium - Added to powder glaze for smooth application
Manufacturers of base glazes for over 35 years
Industry standard base frits and materials
All base frits are produced in an ISO 9001: 2000 accredited facility. Full “batch to batch” traceability from raw material to finished glaze. Each batch of lead free frit is subject to lead determination tests to ensure that it does not exceed 0.1% PBO. Application: Our powder glazes can be applied using a variety of methods. Both hand and automated dipping and spraying techniques can be used with proper use of flocculants and deflocculants. All glazes are available in powder, slop or brush on form.
38N100: Glossy white zircon based lead free glaze. Good all purpose white glaze. Firing temperature 980°C – 1080°C.
38N101: Glossy white zircon based lead free glaze with additives to suit higher firing. Firing temperature 1020° - 1140°C.
38N102: Low solubility, high gloss tin white glaze. Firing temperature 1020°C – 1100°C.
38N103: Excellent general purpose lead free transparent glaze. Will fire between 1000°C and 1130°C. Optimum temperature 1040°C – 1080°C.
38N104: Higher firing lead free transparent glaze. Will fire between 1020°C and 1150°C. Optimum temperature 1060°C – 1100°C.
38N105: Transparent low solubility glaze. Firing temperature 1000°C – 1080°C.
38N106: Low solubility china glaze. Firing temperature 1060°C – 1160.
38N107: Higher firing low solubility transparent glaze. Firing temperature 1060°C – 1120°C.
38N108: Low solubility transparent glaze. Firing temperature 950°C – 1040°C. Can be coloured with stains and oxides, although not suitable for chrome/tin pink. Particularly suitable to gas firings.
38N200: Mid temperature low solubility transparent glaze. Firing temperature 1100°C – 1150°C
38N300: Low solubility, high temperature tin white glaze. Firing temperature 1180°C – 1260°C.
38N301: Lead free transparent stoneware glaze. Firing temperature 1240°C – 1280°C.
We offer a selection of raw materials for ceramics
ALUMINA - Increases glaze viscosity, firing range and resistance to crystallisation
ALUMINA HYDRATE - Promotes opacity in enamels and glazes by generating gas bubbles in the glaze melt.
HYPLAS 71 - A Devon Ball Clay, giving good plasticity with medium strength and low iron content.
HYWITE SUPERB - A very white refractory Ball Clay, high firing, medium plasticity.
BALL CLAY HVAR -Popular in many stoneware bodies. Low plasticity white firing ball clay
HYMOD AT BALL CLAY - High iron, high strength, useful in the production of warm coloured textured bodies.
HYMOD PRIMA BALL CLAY - Highly plastic clay, light-burning, increases the plasticity in clay-masses, decreases the flocculation of glazure-slurry
PURAFLO BALL CLAY - A whiter firing good plasticity ball clay ideal for stoneware body/glaze formula.
BARIUM CARBONATE - Used in casting slips (up to 0.5%) to prevent 'scumming' due to the presence of soluble salts. A flux in high temperature glazes it also produces matt and semi-matt surfaces at earthenware temperatures.
BENTONITE - Extremely plastic colloidal clay, used in bodies (up to 5%) to increase plasticity, and in glaze (up to 2%) as a suspending agent.
BONE ASH - Essential constituent of Bone China, imparting the characteristic translucency. Also used as a secondary flux in glazes giving a milky quality.
BORAX DEHYDRATED - Used to make low temperature glaze frits without lead oxide.
CALCIUM CHLORIDE - Used as a flocculent (0.05% addition) or in conjunction with Bentonite as a suspending agent for glazes.
CHINA CLAY - A good general purpose kaolin sufficing most applications.
S.P. PORCELAIN CLAY - A high quality porcelain which contains finer white clays with a Bentonite addition. Suitable for modelling, hand building and casting.
GROLLEG CHINA CLAY - has a lower iron content and is a little stronger with high plasticity.
MOLOCHITE 30’S, 1/16-30S, 30 - 80'S, 50 - 80S, 80S, 120'S, 200'S - Used as a grog to introduce openness of texture in bodies.
COLEMANITE - A naturally occurring source of Boron. A powerful primary or secondary flux. 4.5% SiO2 in glazes. It intensifies the effect of colouring oxides and increases craze resistance of glazes.
CORNISH STONE - An alternative to feldspar as a high temperature flux. This partially decomposed granite is used widely as a flux in bodies. Mineral flux could be used as an alternative.
Full List of Raw Materials