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