These one-of-a-kind decorative forms were made out of porcelain and fired at most to cone 04 (ca. 1900 deg. F). Their surfaces were decorated with different colored terra sigillatas before subjecting the pieces to an aluminum foil saggar firing at 1400 deg. F in a gas kiln. Specially devised chemical treatments on the porcelain surface pre-saggar firing yield a palette of soft colors in an astonishing array of swirls and patterns. Living matter can be imprinted on the form as well for specific subtle shapes. The pieces are finished with high quality museum wax to further enhance the smoothness of the surface and its satin look. Saggar-fired porcelain has a porous body and will not hold liquids.
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