How do I apply Ritual Glazes?

Please check out our tutorial videos on Instagram for instruction. There are a handful of pinned video tutorials for all the glazes we offer.

Can I use underglaze with Ritual Glazes?

Yes! We always recommend trying test tiles first as results differ between underglazes.

Are Ritual Glazes food safe?

Ritual Glaze does not certify food safety. All glazes are certified non-toxic by a toxicologist and conform to the safety standards as defined in ASTM-D4236.

Help! My glaze is too thick!

Most Ritual Glazes come thicker than the average glaze because they need to be applied thick enough to show hairline cracking when applying. If your glaze is too thick for your liking, just add water and mix well. Water content affects the outcome of the glaze's final aesthetic.

Which clay bodies work with Ritual Glazes?

Ritual Glazes work well on any clay bodies. Darker clay bodies require a slightly heavier application.

How do Ritual Glazes work with other glazes, like gloss or matte?

Just like any glaze combinations, you've got to experiment and find out! Most of our glazes in combination with others still yield fun textures, but there's no telling until you test.

When is your next drop?

Drops take place every 3-4 weeks. Join the email list and get notified when the shop will be restocked. The email list also gets early access to glaze drops.

Do you ship internationally?

We do! Customers outside of the U.S. are responsible for duties and/or import taxes upon delivery.

Do you have low fire glazes? What about high fire?

Not yet! All Ritual Glazes are currently formulated for Cones 5 and 6. Low and high fire glazes are in the works and expect to be released at the end of 2023. Stay tuned!

Can I refire Ritual Glazes?

Yes, but refiring special effect glazes tends to yield different results than traditional glazes. Special effect glazes tend to retain their original layer and build layers on top of one another instead of blending like traditional studio glazes. Be sure to apply thick until cracking when reglazing work.


The two most common issues with special effect glazes are thickness and kiln temperature. We always recommend starting with test tiles until you get the feel for working with these glazes. They take a little getting used to!

If the crawl or bead glazes do not show any effect after the glaze firing, the application is not thick enough. Glazes must have a crackled appearance when drying.

If the bead glazes are crawling but not beading, they are underfired.

The very first drop of bead glaze released was for cone 6. We understand that most kilns have cooler spots and the bead glaze has since been reformulated to accommodate cones 5 and 6. If you have a cone 6 bead glaze but your kiln does not fire hot enough to see the effects, please email us for a replacement pint of our reformulated bead glaze.