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using botz brush on glazes

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Hi,

 

Has anyone used Botz brush on glazes? I have found them really awkward to apply evenly. They go dry as soon as they touch the clay. I am using terracotta slipcast earthenware. I am using brush on glazes for now as I have just started doing ceramics again and couldn't buy lots of glaze ingredient straight away.

 

Thanks,

Emma

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I had to change my original post; there were much better answers than the one I gave. There are answers here that are more specific to the product than mine was. Maybe one day the CAD format will enable deleting of our unwanted posts.

 

 

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Hi,

 

Has anyone used Botz brush on glazes? I have found them really awkward to apply evenly. They go dry as soon as they touch the clay. I am using terracotta slipcast earthenware. I am using brush on glazes for now as I have just started doing ceramics again and couldn't buy lots of glaze ingredient straight away.

 

Thanks,

Emma

 

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Hi Emma,

Botz glazes contain CMC (corboxymethycelulose) and are ver easy to use.

They need to be applied with a bristle medium hard brush - not a soft brush.

You need to stir your glaze well. I like to do it with a stick. It becomes a bit more liquid.

Apply a generous first layer by criss crossing the application, then when this layer is dry apply a second and if desired third layer. Keep the last two layers a normal thickness. Care should be taken to work in a concentrated manner so as to obtain a uniform layer after firing.

When the layers dry you may touch it and even transport it. It keeps well on the pot.

Happy glazing! Judith, Geneva/CH

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