Monday, March 1, 2010
Sagger Makers Bottom Knocker
Sometimes we get this ash celadon just right. This firing seemed to be dead on the money. Check out the rivulets of glaze heading south on the one vase. If we cool the kiln slower there is a nice frosty matt surface. You almost always find this in the foot ring since it is the last to cool being right on the kiln shelf. I am going to make a couple of saggers to try firing some of the pots in just to see the difference. Sheila likes the looks of the dry ash glaze better in the inside of her boxes than the outside so we figure what would a saggar do???
I once got a card from John Chalke giving an occupation in the potteries of Sagger Makers Bottom Knocker. The Brits have a different word for everything. I’m going to be a SMBK this week. I wonder if there is any money in it?