First smoke fired pieces in a clay saggar in electric kiln
Smoke fired in saggar in electric kiln
Burnished with smooth pebble
- Terra Sigillata
Bisque fired to cone 08 as per recommendation in Jolanta Van de Grint book “Saggar firing in an electric kiln”
Bisque Firing Details: Cone 08
Addition of masking tape to one piece to reduce smoke absorption during saggar firing. Experimental technique obtained lovely shades of smoke absorption. Each piece sealed externally with Renaissance Microcrystalline wax.
Glaze Firing Details: Fired to 400°C, 90°C/hr to 121°C then 200°C/hr to 400°C followed by normal cooling. Pieces fired in clay saggar containing barley straw in and around each piece. No air holes in saggar to optimise carbon blacking effect.
Cost / Pricing Notes:
Retail Price of Piece: $45
I have come to ceramics late in life but after many years of dreaming of being able to create. The more I have read the more amazed and inspired I become to explore, experiment and create. I am primarily interested in functional ceramics but with an eye to exploring the myriad of possibilities presented by glaze and surface exploration.All Posts