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Tips for Making, Firing, and Finishing Saggars and Saggar Fired Pottery in a Raku Kiln

Posted On August 28, 2013 2 Comments

Charlie and Linda Riggs began experimenting with saggar firing after being disappointed with the results of some of their pit firings. Today, the Riggs share their saggar firing process which they have tweaked and honed over the years. Enjoy!

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Beyond Wax Resist: Alternatives for Interesting Resist Decoration on Your Ceramic Art

Posted On December 26, 2012 6 Comments

Belgian potter Russel Fouts has done a great deal of experimenting with various “permeable” resists and today, he shares some of the results of his experimentation.

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Raku, Pit & Barrel: Firing Techniques

Posted On December 13, 2010 Comments Off

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Aluminum Foil Saggars: An Easy Alternative to Traditional Clay Saggars

Posted On December 9, 2009 33 Comments

Today, in an excerpt from her new book Low Firing and Burnishing, Sumi Von Dassow explains how potter Edgeworth Barnes fires his pottery in aluminum foil saggars with great results.

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Joan Carcia’s Terra Sigillata Recipe

Posted On March 26, 2008 1 Comment

On Monday, we brought you Joan Carcia’s saggar-firing technique. Today, as promised, we’ll share the other secret to her success with this technique: her terra sigillata recipe. Enjoy!

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Building, Packing and Firing Saggars

Posted On March 24, 2008 4 Comments

This week, we will take a look at how Carcia uses terra sigillata, vegetation, oxides and salts to make her vividly colored work.