terra sigillata

what temperature to fire terra sigillata

What Temperature to Fire Terra Sigillata? | What Works Best?

If you are starting to use terra sigillata, it’s most likely that you have made your own batch.  But perhaps you are wondering what temperature to fire terra sigillata.  After all, if you have made your own, you won’t have any manufacturers firing guidelines!  There is quite a variety of opinions about the temperature to…

Is Terra Sigillata Food Safe? – Is it Functional or Decorative?

Terra sigillata has long been in use by potters who continue to push the limits of what’s possible. This low-fire clay method is best applied when potters are trying to achieve a fine, smooth finish on the outside of their products without glazing. But then, that begs the question – is terra sigillata food safe?…

when to apply terra sigillata

When to Apply Terra Sigillata? – On Bone Dry or Bisque?

Making terra sigillata takes time and effort.  Combining the ingredients is simple.  Reducing the thin slip to a usable consistency takes quite a long time.  So, it’s important that when you use this liquid gold, that you use it well.  This raises the question of when to apply terra sigillata to the best effect? Terra…

How to make Terra sigillata

How to Make Terra Sigillata | Easy Peasy Terra Sig

There are a lot of different accounts of how to make terra sigillata available.  Some of these methods seem more precise than others.  There also seems to be quite a bit of conflicting information.  So, I did some research into the various recommendations made by different potters and cherry-picked the best suggestions.  I tested these…