There is always some element of mystery when applying the colorants and thinking about how they will turn out after the firing process is complete. -To me, that is always the fun part. I'm pretty sure, the deep oranges seen below started with ferric chloride:
I don't think you can ever be 100% certain how a piece will turn out exactly. Miracle Grow produces some of the green tints you see in these two pictures below:
I had never heard of saggar before and am glad for the chance to try it out.
The term saggar actually refers to the container that is used to protect the pot when firing. We used two sheets of aluminum foil wrapped around the ceramic pieces for containers.
It was a fun project, give it a try if you ever get the chance.