Sagger Finished Pottery

This sagger finished pottery was created during my years in the woods of Alaska, at Quietude Pottery and in Colorado, on the Good Food Farm. These pots were all bisque fired in a gas or electric kiln respectively and then reduction fired in metal cans filled with sawdust or straw. Coffee cans, tin snips and a stove pipe crimping tool are all that are needed to construct perfectly good saggers. The saggers, filled with combustibles and pottery, were then refired to achieve the black or multihued finish. This firing technique was a direct link to the (kiln free) pit firing that I am doing now.