Botz Glazes

Botz is a German factory that makes some lovely ceramic glazes. Over the years I have experimented using them with my smoke firing techniques, and last week Botz sent me a box full of glazes in exchange for one of my smoke fired House God sculptures.

I have found that some glazes improve (to my mind) when they are put in the sawdust and set alight and here are some examples;
This torso on the left has been glazed with Botz Blaueffect glaze. And here is the same torso after it has been smoke fired.                                                  

This House God sculpture has also been glazed with Blaueffect and then smoke fired. I love how the copper in the glaze has turned red in the fire…


About Anna

I am a ceramic sculptor living on the South coast near London, England. My work is influenced by my experience of the earth as a living being and seeing how we are all connected with eachother and with the things that surround us. I create ceramic torsos using molochite clay which I often smokefire in galvanised dustbins. I also make House Gods to protect and amuse, and Fat Birds - little smokefired sculptures that tell the story about what it is like to be a fat bird at peace with its surroundings.
This entry was posted in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s