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…