Along with the potter’s essential tools, Brushes also play an important part in the designing of your pottery.
Below I have gathered a list of Six of the Best Glaze Brush Sets. Many I have used or am using at the present time. Finding the right brushes can be very confusing and time-consuming. You won’t go wrong with any of my picks.
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The tools listed in the post are tools I have used or am using at the present time. The tools are also optional, being that you may have, and use many of them already.
1. Amagic Artist Soft Fan Brushes
I just love, love, love these Fan brushes and found I use these brushes most often. They are a must-have when decorating your pottery.
These AMAGIC Artist Soft Fan Brushes are reasonably priced. You will find them around $15 for six brushes. Making them so affordable you’ll want to buy two sets. You can order yours by clicking Fan Brush Set. (amazon)
I found the effects they make and the coverage they produce have been excellent. These Fan Brushes make Glazing more enjoyable when you feel the glaze sliding on the pottery nice and smooth. These brushes are also good for decorative glazing. You can apply thin lines by using the side of your brush. Abstract glazing is also fun and easy with these brushes.
Picking little brush hairs from your glaze work can be annoying, to say the least. These brushes have not shed on my pottery so far. The brush handles feel good in your hand, they are durable and last a long time. The metal band that holds the bristles in place is also durable.
It’s hard to glaze when your bristles are not just right. These bristles hold up well and have good consistency with each stroke. They also come with a 60-day guaranty and 12-month replacement warranty.
The AMAGIC Artist Fan Brush Set (amazon) makes glazing and underglazing fun and easy. I love the assortment of sizes to choose from. As a potter, you always have different size projects and different decorating styles. That’s why there is no way you can have only one size Fan brush. I love using the Fan brush for my small and medium-sized projects. This Fan brush is not too stiff or soft and holds the glaze on the brush nicely.
2. Amagic Anti-Shedding Hog Bristle Brush Set
This brush set is different from the AMAGIC Artist Soft Fan Brushes. They are natural hog’s hair bristles and not as soft.
These AMAGIC Fan Brushes are very reasonably priced for natural hair bristles. You will find them around $15 for six brushes. You can order yours by clicking Fan Brush Set. (amazon)
The effects these brushes make are different from other glaze brushes because the bristles are on the stiffer side. They may leave brush marks on your clay which is great if you want to produce that effect on your pottery. The patterns they produce are unique, especially with slip design and Underglazing. These brushes are perfect if you need a brush on the firmer side. You can apply thin lines by using the side of your brush. Abstract and slip decorating is fun and easy with these brushes.
When decorating the last thing you want to do is pick stray hairs off your pottery. These brushes have not shed so far. The handles are durable and have a good feel in your hand. The metal band that holds the bristles in place is also durable and hasn’t loosened on any of brushes. If it does, they also have a 12-month replacement warranty and a 60-day guaranty.
This Fan Brush Set (amazon) is perfect for Underglazing and Slip application, whether you are attaching something or decorating, and you need the extra firmness these brushes do the trick. The different size brushes have come in very handy for various size projects and decorating styles. This set also comes with a nice plastic storage container.
3. Creative Mark Hake Brushes
While glazing seems similar to painting, it’s not. The ingredients of glazes consist mainly of silica, clay, and colorants, which makes it far different than paint. That’s why not just any brush will do. I found when glazing larger areas the Creative Mark Hake Brushes (amazon) do the job better than any brush I have used before.
For all-natural brushes, these Creative Mark Hake Brushes are at a reasonable price. This set of three good size brushes are around $20.
You will find the glaze just glides on leaving a smooth finish. Hake brushes hold the extra glaze that is needed to cover the pottery evenly, making the coverage easier and more even than other brushes. These brushes hold the glaze really well and make the application of glaze go on faster and smoother than other brushes I have used for overall coverage.
These Brushes have held up very well for me so far. Only lost a few bristles here and there. All in all for the number of times I have used the brushes the bristle loss is very low. The handles are long and sturdy, which helps when glazing in harder to reach spots.
Using one small brush for all my pottery didn’t work out well at all. The smaller brush on bigger pots took forever to apply, and the coverage turned out uneven. That’s why it’s great to have three different Hake brush sizes to choose from. Click Here (amazon) or to Purchase
4. XDT Hake Brush Set
The XDT Hake Brush Set of Three is another good Hake brush set to choose from.
For the Basic Set of brushes, the price point is terrific. Only around $15 will get you a nice set of 3 Hake Brushes.
This set of Hack Brushes (amazon) is excellent for glazing. The long hairs are good at holding a considerable amount of glaze. This allows the glaze to flow on instead of brush on. Stiff brushes leave streak marks. These brushes hold just the right amount of the glaze.
These brush handles are made from a low-quality wood and roughly shaped. With that said the bristles are natural and hold the glaze nicely, also easy to clean.
One size does not fit all when it comes to glazing. The choice of 3 sizes 1.18in, 2in, 2.95 definitely makes a difference when glazing large and small pieces of pottery. To get these brushes Click HERE (amazon)
5. Artist Round Tip Brush Set
Did you ever search for the right brush and thickness you desire when decorating your pottery? These Brushes are great for detail work with glazing and underglazing.
You will find this set of 8 Transon Round Detail Brushes with nice soft bristles are around $18 and last a long time.
These Transon Round Tip Detail Brushes (amazon) have nice soft bristles to hold the glaze and work for great for detail design using thin to thick lines. Different sizes come in handy for an array of different strokes and patterns. You don’t want to just glob a bunch of glaze in a hard to reach area or in the corner of your piece and hope for the best. These brushes are great at getting to those hard to reach areas.
These brushes are amazing. I don’t find hairs on my pottery, which is a great plus.
The brush handles have a smooth feel to them and make it super easy to control while applying the glaze.
Having different sizes to choose from is a big plus when decorating your work. The thicker brush sure does do the trick when you want to draw heavier lines, and the thinner brushes also fit the bill. I’ve been happy with these brushes, Click HERE (amazon) to get yours too.
6. Virtuoso Fine, Handmade Detail Brush Set
If you are looking for fine lines to draw on your pottery This set of 15 brushes is excellent for that very detailed type of artwork.
For the number of brushes you get with this and the quality of the brushes, the price is quite amazing. You can find them for around $16, which is a great value.
These are wonderful for fine lines and detailed Underglazing. When you want crisp lines and do detail Underglazing, the Virtuoso fine brushes (amazon) are what you need. They are perfect for super fine lines.
When I used these for Underglazing, they worked great. They held the underglaze nicely and went on my mug in nice smooth strokes.
The quality and value of these brushes are very good. When you want very flexible and soft strokes to draw thin lines on your pottery, this 15-piece brush set is a good choice. Click HERE (amazon) to get yours.
The convenient carrying case comes in handy, keeping the brushes nice and neat.
The bristles will be stiff at first, just rinse in warm water and they are ready to design with.
Make sure you always wash your brushes out after every use. And Never use your wax resist brushes for glazing. It’s essential to keep them separate because your glaze will not stick where there is wax resist. Labeling Your wax resist brushes works the best. We think we’ll remember, then all of a sudden, (Oh no which brush did I use for wax resist!)
So, that was the list of a few good glaze brush sets under $18 that you can choose from. If you would like to see a few more Brush picks head on over to my Best Glaze Brush Page. These brushes work well for glazing, underglazing, and even slip work. You can click HERE to check out my favorite Glazes to use with your brushes.
When it comes to brushing on glazes, the creativity is endless. When decorating your pottery, it’s nice to have a good selection of brushes. You can place the glazes wherever you want and make any designs with pinpoint accuracy. These brush sets helped me enjoy the Art of brushing on glazes, hope they do the same for you. Happy glazing!