BOTZ CRACKLE TRANSPARENT
A transparent and glossy crackle glaze.
Apply 1 coat only since it tends to run.
To prevent blisters forming, biscuit fire at 1000 ??C.
Some clay, stoneware clay, are not suitable for this glaze even if biscuit fired at 1000 ??C.
So, this glaze is best used on earthenware clay bodies.
Cracks develop mostly after cooling and reinforced with time, up to 1 week.
If crackles did not develop, the glaze can also be removed from the kiln at approx. 100 ??C and quenched with cold water. The reveal the crackle rub black China ink, multi-colored acrylic paints or strong black tea or coffee into the cracks.??
Firing range: 1020?? - 1060?? C
BOTZ brush-on glazes are available in 200 ml and 800 ml jars, ready to use. They are highly concentrated. 800 ml equals 1.4 to 1.8 kg mixed powder glaze.
Stir the glaze thoroughly and apply the first coat on clean, dust-free biscuit ware with a brush (e.g. BOTZ 9005) before processing. 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 to apply a third coat.
The glaze can soon be handled when dry and is then easy to move the glazed piece to the kiln. For best results, allow the glaze to dry for a day. The ideal firing temperature for nearly all BOTZ brush-on glazes is about 1050??C with a 10???20 soak. This allows the glaze to become smoother and many effects come out more markedly.
Some of the Botz gazes can be fire to 1100??C??