EVENTS

CERAMICS: SAGGAR FIRING¬

Photo courtesy of artist Anna Freeman.

CERAMICS: SAGGAR FIRING

October 13 - November 10
Thursdays 9:30 AM - 12:15 PM

VIRGINIA MOCA

Ceramics: Saggar Firing
ADULTS
Five Sessions
Instructor: Anna Freeman

Saggar firing is a ceramic process that involves packing ceramic pieces with combustible materials in a protective shell or saggar that shelters the pot from flames while being fired. During the outdoor firing process, materials packed within the saggar combust and yield a range of unexpected colors and surface designs.

Try your hand at this unique firing process while also practicing your wheel and hand-building techniques! Please note that not all objects will be saggar fired. Traditional kiln firing and glazing methods will be applied to all other works created throughout the course.

Most materials, including one 25-pound bag of clay per person, are provided. Students will need to purchase an 8-inch diameter terracotta pot with a tray that covers the pot’s top opening to use as their saggar for class during week 4.

Level: Intermediate/Advanced
Thursdays, October 13–November 10, 2022
9:30 AM–12:15 PM
Members $190, Nonmembers $205

Extended Classwork Hours

Want a little more time to work on your class projects? Sign up for our extended classwork hours! Extended classwork hours are intended to give you more time in the studio to work on your projects outside of class time. For a flat rate of $75, you'll have access to 8 additional days in the studio (32 hours total) to work on your projects for this course without guided instruction.

Extended Classwork Hours:
Fridays and Sundays, October 14–November 6 from 10:00 AM–2:00 PM
$75

Mask wearing inside the studios is encouraged, and masks may be required at the discretion of the instructor.