6 x 6 inches
Saggar firing was originally developed to protect wares from ash-slagging and flame-flashing in wood firings, but in contemporary use, with clean-burning gas firings, the process is used in exactly the opposite way: to contain fumes around a pot so that the pot to picks up color from the fumes.
With saggars stacked in the kiln, the firing begins with a soft flame for the first hour, gradually increasing the temperature to 1500 degrees Fahrenheit over the next 4-8 hours. At this point, the burners are shut off, the openings are plugged, and the kiln remains undisturbed for 18-20 hours.
Measures - 5 1/4w x 5 1/2h inches (top of handle)
Like raku, these pots are not watertight and should be kept out of direct sunlight.
Handmade by Jane Murray-Smith, Lantzville, BC