The thing is, the pots are beautiful.
We filled the bottom of the sagar with wood chips, added some copper carbonate mixed with salt around the edge (it should not touch the pot) then topped the pots with a little bit of course steal wool.
|Sagar Firing, Notice the Crack|
The pots were fired according to a firing schedule that brings them up to 1600 degrees in about 24 minutes then we held the kiln between 1600 and 1700 for 20 minutes. The hard part is staying away from the kiln long enough for the sagars to cool down enough to touch safely.
The results are colors of shiny black to grey to white with beautiful oranges. I imagine you could play with stuff and get different colors but these look gorgeous together.
|After Sagar Firing|
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