Botz Earthenware & Crystal
 Botz Earthenware & Crystal brush-on glaze, product summary
With a firing range from 1020 to 1060 Deg C, Botz brush on glazes are available in pots of 200 ml and 800 ml – ready to use. They are highly concentrated: 800 ml is equal to 1.4 kg of mixed powdered glaze. Stir the glaze thoroughly and apply the first coat on clean, dust free biscuit ware with a brush. Every glaze is finely tuned and has its individual consistency. Apply a second coat when the first is dry. Depending on the thickness you might want, apply a third coat. The glaze can soon be touched and you can then move your glazed piece of pottery to the kiln. For best results however, allow the glaze to dry for a day. The ideal firing temperature for nearly all Botz brush on glazes is about 1050°C. If they are then soaked for 10-20 minutes the glazes become smoother and many effects come out more strongly.

NOTE:
- Specific advice in addition to the general glazing instructions are given underneath the glaze code number on the individual pot label.

- Use a sturdy brush for the application of Botz glazes. If you want to dip or spray a glaze, you can dilute it with approximately 25% water. Use non-speckled glazes for spraying.

- ALL Botz glazes are non-toxic, i.e., they are lead free and do not contain any concentration level of hazardous substances.

- If a glaze has dried up, just add some water and stir thoroughly.

Details of sample preparation
Please note that this range has been extended and the manufacturer's own samples will be displayed until we have completed our own sample preparation.

For our own samples.
The glaze samples are based on a 4cm square tile of a pale clay.
A diagonal stripe of red slip was then applied to simulate the effect on red clay.
The red clay is always shown in the bottom right hand corner.
For matt finishes, a clear glaze was applied on an opposite diagonal.

EARTHENWARE - We poured P1616 Casting slip into a tile mould and when dry brushed on 2 coats of UG38 Light Brown Contem underglaze with a hake, on the right hand diagonal to represent red coloured clay and   biscuit fired to 1000 deg cent.  We brushed on 3 coats of the glaze with a hake and re-fired to 1040 deg cent. in an electric kiln.


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