Category: Saggar Pottery

Saggar Pottery

My Saggar pieces are fired  inside of a gas kiln to 1650˚.  This firing process requires the piece to be enclosed inside of an additional vessel (called a saggar) prior to being fired inside the kiln.

The striking patterns and colors are the result of different materials that are included inside the saggar vessel.  I typically use sawdust, salt, copper carbonate, copper wire, and steel wool.   These materials interact to create a dynamic  environment that result in markings that appear to dance on the piece.  The colors and marks are surface effects, and the finished piece is coated with acrylic to add a layer of protection against scratches.

Saggar firing is an unpredictable process.  No two pieces are alike.

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Please note that these are pieces of art. They are not waterproof and are not suitable for contact with food.

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