Friday, February 13, 2009

loading

This kiln is taking me forever to load, I may very well be the slowest kiln loader in the world though. I have the back two stacks done and the smaller shelves near the flu. When I was designing this kiln I originally was going to have only 3 12x24 shelves deep. I acquired a bunch of 10x20 shelves and by slightly modifying the chamber I was able to use them and gain several cu. ft. of stacking space with a minimum of extra brick expense. They are the shelves on the bottom right in the photo. That area is a bit awkward to fill but I kind of like the idea of making pots to fill that specific area, maybe some tall bottles or something.
Well, one more stack of shelves to go then on to the firewood....then on to the firing!

6 comments:

Kyle Carpenter said...

brandon! good on ya! i'm firing this coming week, basically two back to back firings. i'm decorating like a mofo. the stack looks great. good luck!.-k

Dan Finnegan said...

Brandon, I also built my kiln for 3 12"x24" shelves and then came across a stack of 18"x24" and, just like yourself, modified my design to add the extra space. The packing looks good, best wishes!

Joe and Christy said...

Wow, I leave for a couple of weeks and you finish building your kiln, and have it full of pots! Impressive.
Joe

Ron said...

Look great Brandon. All your hard work paying off.

brandon phillips said...

thanks guys.

paul jessop said...

That Kiln load looks great Brandon even from here. good luck.