Gary Jackson: Fire When Ready Pottery
A Chicago potter’s somewhat slanted view of clay & play
Categories: kiln firing, process

Finally, it was time to start loading. I love kiln loading. I’t s wonderful, three-dimensional Tetris kind of puzzle. Fit everything in. Leave enough space for the flames & soda to flow through. Shelves. Posts. Pots. Repeat.

Here’s the back half… a single shelf stack all the way to the top. I know that the very top shelf of the kiln usually gets a lot more of the soda blast. And I know that I don’t want the vases to get blasted. That’s why I dropped them down a layer – hoping they get a better blush &¬† shine instead of a soda blast.

And the front stack of two shelves… complete with a lot of spoons scattered throughout the kiln.

SO now it’s all packed up for the night. Kiln packs in the right places….
all I need to do is brick up the front door. Brick by brick.

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