Foundations - Fundamental and Functional Begin your ceramic project with Foundations as the surface. Available in gloss opaque, gloss translucent and matte finishes, Foundations will become an essential building block - easy to apply, consistent firing performance and budget friendly. Its stable, non-moving base is perfect for majolica techniques with Stroke & Coat glazes. Foundations glazes are certified AP non-toxic and food safe. Foundations glazes are available in a broad assortment of colors, opacities and textures. They easily serve as the basic "foundation" glaze for any ceramic studio - be that in a school, home or your retail studio.