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also sag·gar  (săg′ər)
1. A protective casing of fire clay in which delicate ceramic articles are fired.
2. Clay used to make ceramic casings.

[Perhaps alteration of safeguard.]


(ˈsæɡə) or


(Ceramics) a clay box in which fragile ceramic wares are placed for protection during firing
[C17: perhaps alteration of safeguard]


A casing made of fine clay in which delicate ceramic ware is fired.
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After Ray developed the firing cycle and general loading plan, Deborah for years made a loading chart for each firing, showing the placement of each pot on the shelves and in the saggars, working with the vagaries of the kiln in order to get sets to match, ash deposit where wanted and bright blue-and-whites from the saggars.
Craftsmen first formed vessels on the wheel, or in moulds, then allowed the clay to dry, following which they glazed them, placed them in saggars which they positioned carefully in stacks in the kiln.
The kiln, where saggars were preserved, was excavated by the National Museum of Korea in 1980.
"Smoke Firing: Contemporary Artists And Approaches" by internationally recognized ceramicist and smoke firing expert Jane Perryman provides an informative and illustrated survey of smoke firing techniques using bonfires, diverse containers, earth pits, saggars, and kilns.
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Among the discoveries was a large amount of saggars and wasters, which suggested the close proximity to a late medieval pottery kiln.
Barely stifling a yawn,he reacted to presenter Mark Saggars questionof,``Anything happening at Anfield,Stuart?'' with a dripping,Dickensian,``Not a lot,my dear''.
The fall of Alok Kapali in the last over before lunch - hooking Johnson and being brilliantly caught just inside the boundary by Saggars - must have left them almost resigned to defeat on 91-6.
The use of saggars was developed as an important invention as a result of firing porcelain products that were biscuit fired and produced for the Sui and Tang monarch dynasties in China.