Saggar Fired

These pieces are prepared by first covering them in a very fine slip called terra sigillata which is then burnished to give the piece a soft sheen.

 

The pieces are then bisque fired to around 950 degrees. After this the pieces are placed either in clay or foil saggars with materials such as sawdust, salt and copper carbonate. They are then fired again in a raku kiln. During this second firing the materials burn and create the distinctive, and sometimes ethereal markings which are synonymous with this process.

 

To finish they are buffed with a cloth and natural beeswax which further enhances the markings and brings out the soft sheen. 

 

 

Saggar fired pinch pots

Saggar fired pinch pots

Small saggar fired porcelain pinch pots

Saggar fired bowl

Saggar fired bowl

Saggar fired porcelain bowl

Saggar fired bottles

Saggar fired bottles

Black saggar fired bottles

Saggar fired bowl

Saggar fired bowl

Saggar fired porcelain bowl

Saggar fired bowl

Saggar fired bowl

Saggar fired porcelain bowl

Saggar fired pinch pot

Saggar fired pinch pot

Small saggar fired porcelain pinch pot

Saggar fired bowls

Saggar fired bowls

Pair of saggar fired porcelain bowls

Saggar fired pinch pot

Saggar fired pinch pot

Saggar fired pinch pot made with porcelain and T Material clay.

Saggar fired jar

Saggar fired jar

Saggar fired porcelain jar

Saggar fired Jars

Saggar fired Jars

Group of saggar fired porcelain jars

Saggar fired bowls

Saggar fired bowls

Trio of saggar fired porcelain bowls

Saggar fired bowl

Saggar fired bowl

Wheel thrown saggar fired porcelain bowl

Saggar fired pinch pots

Saggar fired pinch pots

Group of saggar fired porcelain pinch pots