Frits are combined raw materials that are mixed, fired, melted, crushed and ground into a powder. The reason for fritting is to render soluble materials insoluble; decrease toxicity of raw materials such as lead, barium and zinc; reduce fusion point of glazes; and to avoid volatilization of unstable substances. Frits are often used in glazes as fluxing agents but can also be used in slips and clay bodies.
WARNING: This product can expose you to chemicals, including crystalline silica, which is known to the State of California to cause cancer or birth defects or other reproductive harm. For more information go to www.P65Warnings.ca.gov.
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.