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Saggar Firing in an Electric Kiln

A Practical Handbook

Saggar Firing in an Electric Kiln
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Schiffer Publishing, Ltd.

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10.5 X 8.3 in
96 pg

CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Pottery & Ceramics


If you enjoy the adventure of alternative firing but have only an electric kiln, this is the guide for you. Learn how to use an electric kiln to attain the natural earthy colors and spontaneous patterns of alternative firing methods. Step-by-step instructions together with nearly 200 photos show how to get good results with saggar firing in an electric kiln, without damaging your kiln. Understand every aspect, from making the saggar and understanding your work's requirements to using terra sigillata, firing the kiln, and more. Along with clearly supplying the exact parameters you need to succeed, the guidance here also allows you the space to experiment and use your own creativity. This resource helps you extend your work with the colors and freedom of alternative firing.


“Guides the reader to generate sought-after atmospheric effects with the most accessible type of kiln.  This book is a must-have for those looking to push past perceived limitations and expand their surface possibilities in electric firing.”
- --Martina Lantin, Associate Professor of Ceramics, Alberta University of the Arts

“A carefully research book documenting a unique pottery firing method. The text and accompanying photography is informative and excellently executed.”
- --Jeff Zamek, founder, Ceramics Consulting Services, author of The Ceramics Studio Guide: What Potters Should Know

"Taking the 'fear' out of the atmosphere, Saggar Firing in an Electric Kiln is an accessible how to guide for small scale studios looking for various combustible results within the controlled environment of electric kilns."
- Ian McDonald, Artist-in-Residence and Area Head of Ceramics, Cranbrook Academy of Art

Author Bio

Ceramist Jolanda van de Grint found that the unpredictably beautiful aesthetic of alternative firing changed her art's focus. After years of research and experimentation with electric kiln capabilities, she now teaches workshops in saggar firing. She lives in the Netherlands.