A large refractory (heat resistant ceramic material) cylindrical vessel into which were place finished pots for firing in huge kilns within towering brick bottle ovens. Hundreds of saggars were stacked for a single firing. By segregating a pottery's production this way, much of the output was protected from damage by blow-outs or other kiln occurances. Depending on the size and shape of the pots being fired, a saggar could hold several or hundreds of pots.
A fireclay box in which ceramic objects are fired to protect them from kiln debris and from direct contact with the flames or smoke in the kiln. Saggars help to ensure that an even temperature is maintained around the objects and facilitate stacking.
Container made of refractory material to contain ceramics in the kiln to protect it from ash and direct flame. Picture
Saggars are fireclay boxes in which ceramics are placed within the kiln in order to protect them from contact with smoke, flames or debris during firing. It is more likely that an even temperature and atmosphere can be achieved around an object placed in a saggar, and the saggars themselves facilitate the stacking of the kiln.
a box made of bricks that is built inside the kiln
a fireclay box for holding ware during firing
a fireclay container, usually oval or round, used to protect pottery from marking by flames and smoke during firing in a bottle oven
a refractory covered box made of fireclay that can be used over and over
Saggars are containers that held pottery vessels when they were being fired inside the kiln. They separated the pottery vessels from each other.
A fireclay box used to protect pottery while it is being fired.
1. Refractory container or fire-clay box in which pottery is stocked during firing for protection from direct flame; can be used routinely in wood-burning kilns. 2. A container for holding fuming materials such as metal oxides, chemical salts, and organic substances, that will act on the ware in the saggar during the fire.