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Gary Taylor

Member Since 07 Jun 2013
Offline Last Active Feb 22 2014 11:26 PM
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Aluminum Foil Sagger Firing

07 June 2013 - 04:07 PM

Hello Fellow pot(ting) addicts.

This is my first posting and I hope I'm doing this correctly.


I am a reasonably new potter and would like to experiment with alternate firing techniques.
I belong to a local pottery co-op and therefore at the mercy of the glaze firing committee and the glazes approved by the committee. I do use some commercial glazes and I am currently exploring different cone 6 glazes and firing techniques and as such hoping to get some information and advice.

Our kilns are both electric. We bisque fire to cone 06 and glaze fire to cone 6. I've been hearing about aluminum foil firing and I've read about sagger firing. I understand sagger firing reduces oxidation and can effect the glaze in interesting ways. Is it possible to sagger in an electric kiln to cone 6? And also how does one fire with aluminum foil and will it work in an electric cone 6 firing?

Thank you all very much for your help. It is greatly appreciated.

Gary Taylor