Book: Saggar firing in an electric kiln

My book "Saggar firing in an electric kiln" is available worldwide (ISBN: 978-0-7643-6232-3). 
The book explains in words and pictures how to get good results with saggar firing in an electric kiln. From making the saggar to the requirements your work must meet and how you have to fire the saggar. It also contains many photos of completed work for inspiration.

Read some of the reviews.

How to order

You can order your copy on these webshops (among others).
USA, Canada and South America:

Schiffer books (preferably)

Europe :
Gazellebookservices (preferably)

Australia, New Zealand, Africa and Asia:

The book is published by Schiffer Publishing in Pennsylvania (USA). Publishers from other countries that are interested in publishing the book in their language can contact
Schiffer Publishing.



Guides the reader to generate sought-after atmospheric effects with the most accessible type of kiln. This book is a must-have for those looking to push past perceived limitations and expand their surface possibilities in electric firing.”
Martina Lantin, Associate Professor of Ceramics, Alberta University of the Arts


A carefully research book documenting a unique pottery firing method. The text and accompanying photography is informative and excellently executed.”
Jeff Zamek, founder, Ceramics Consulting Services, author of The Ceramics Studio Guide: What Potters Should Know



"Taking the 'fear' out of the atmosphere, Saggar Firing in an Electric Kiln is an accessible how to guide for small scale studios looking for various combustible results within the controlled environment of electric kilns."
Ian McDonald, Artist-in-Residence and Area Head of Ceramics, Cranbrook Academy of Art


"This book is one for the must-have list."
ClayCraft Magazine.

Feb 22 Clay Craft
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Do you want to be in my next book?

Next year I'll publish an updated version of my Dutch book 'saggar firing in an electric kiln'. It will have extra information and new photo's.

If you have the book, you know that it contains also pieces from people that followed my workshop. In the new version I want to replace those with pieces from people that has made work following the instructions in my book.

So if you want to be in my next book, send a good photo of your best piece to 

Also provide the information about your work as on page 86-89 of my (English) book.

Later on the new edition will probably also be translated in English.

Photo: work by Johan Ghesquiere