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Jo killen​ Ceramic artistsContemporary ceramic artists

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American Art Collection 2017

Ceramic Artist​s

​Saggar Vessel
13" x 8" - J 58
To create a smooth surface, the artist hand burnishes each vessel and then bisque fires the pottery.

Next the artist brushes the vessel with ferric chloride or other chemicals, and nestles it into a bed of combustible materials such as newspaper, string, or sawdust. Then wrapped in an aluminum food saggar (container), the artist fires the vessel to a second time to approximately 1200 degrees F. There are no glazes on these pieces. 

Saggar-fired ware is unsuitable for functional use.