1093 Aviation Blvd. Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Tuesday 10am - 2pm
Wednesday - Thursday 10am - 5pm
Friday 10am - 4pm
Saturday 10am - 2pm
Closed Mondays & Sunday
The majority of the ceramic art work at the Potter's Ensemble is "High-Fire," creating a more stable and durable work of art, (stoneware 2,350 F, cone 10 for you ceramic enthusiasts).
Raku is a firing process where ceramic artwork is fired from 1,800 F to 2,000 F. Then it is taken out of the kiln and exposed to the atmosphere and placed in a container of combustible materials to reduce the heat of the artwork which leaves any unglazed surface blackened by carbon.
Sagger Fire (sagger: closed container)
Similar to Raku, Sagger fired clay uses combustible material to create carbon inprints on the surface of the ceramic work. In sagger firing each work is wrapped with a combustible material such as dryed seaweed, rope or copper wire. It is then fired to a low temperature (1,200 - 1,800 F) and left in the sagger inside the kiln until completely cooled.