Creating Reduction

Earthenware Firings: Saggar

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Saggar Firing

There two general types of saggar firing:

  • protects the ware from uneven flame and / or reduction.
  • contains combustible material to locally reduce the ware inside it.
  • A saggar is a refractory ceramic cylindrical box with lid.
  • Combustible materiasl such as seaweed, orange & banana peels, etc, are used for local reduction.