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!
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.
In Raku, Pit & Barrel: Firing Techniques you’ll discover some of the most beautiful alternatively fired work, as
well as extensive how-to techniques and step-by-step instructions to help you duplicate the processes in your own studio. Explore dozens of techniques and discover the many special effects available using these ancient firing methods. You’ll love the experience of working with glowing red-hot pieces in a raku kiln, uncovering pots from a pit fire or peeling the aluminum foil off your latest saggar experiment.
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.
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!
This week, we will take a look at how Carcia uses terra sigillata, vegetation, oxides and salts to make her vividly colored work.