The surface of the pot is polished, using a hard smooth surface (we used a metal tea spoon), while it still is in a leathery state before firing. After firing the surface is extremely shiny.
Each pot is wrapped in aluminium foil with Posidonia, sea sponge, mediterranean salt and local pine needles after been painted with ferric chloride.
The firing temperature is 700º.
( Saggar firing was originally developed to protect wares from ash-slagging and flame-flashing in wood firings, but in contemporary use, with clean-burning gas firings, the process is used in exactly the opposite way: to contain fumes around a pot so that the pot to picks up color from the fumes )
Never are two piece alike.
Description and Concept:
Material: White chamotte clay, burnished and no glaze Size: 120mm x 80mm h. Process: Hand Crafted one by one.