Cr2O3 —A powerful and versatile glaze colorant that can produce a variety of colors including green, yellow, pink, brown, and red - depending upon glaze formula, atmosphere, and temperature of firing. At temperature above cone 6, chrome oxide becomes volatile and may affect adjacent ware in the kiln.
Many materials used by potters in glazes and clay are potentially hazardous substances. We at Bailey feel you should take precautions to minimize exposure.
1. Handle materials carefully. Avoid spillage. Keep materials covered.
2. Wear a NIOSH approved respirator. Avoid breathing all dusts.
3. Wear rubber gloves when glazing or painting with oxides or stains.
4. Keep your workspace clean, free of dust.
5. Wash your work clothes separately from other clothing.
6. Do not eat or smoke in your workspace.
7. Use a wet mop for cleaning or a toxic dust vacuum cleaner.