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RonSa    189

My wife is interested in making stoneware plates and I'm looking into ways to fire them. I was thinking of firing them on their sides like tiles but I see a problem when glaze firing to ^6.

 

Maybe placing some on posts of varying heights but"m concerned with the posts leaving an impression.

 

Maybe I need more shelves? This is something I'm hoping to avoid.

 

Thanks in advance

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GEP    863

Go to your favorite pottery supply websites and search for "plate setters." These are small kiln shelves big enough for one plate, designed to stack. You can fire a stack of plates on each full-size kiln shelf. They come in different styles so shop around for the best fit for your needs. Cheaper than buying full shelves, plus they don't add as much refractory mass to your load, compared to full shelves.

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RonSa    189

I'm guessing its ok to have the rim stick out a bit as long as the base is fully on the shelf.

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Pres    896

I fire my plates on half shelves, filling the edges in with other ware, mugs honey jars etc. sometimes I will have to add a smaller shelf section to rise the rim above the plate on the same level opposite it.  This will allow me on a glaze firing to get in 11-13 plates and a half shelf of chalices.

 

 

 

 

best,

Pres

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oldlady    1,323

ron, the baily website has been undergoing a major revision for over a year.  this listing does not include the diameter of the plate setters, lord knows why they decided to call them discs.  and the price looks funny.  call them and talk to their people.  they really do know a lot and are very helpful.  the website is just full of mistakes.

 

if you have a pizza stone to bake in your oven, you might try it as a setter.  i have fired one to cone 6 as a shelf in the test kiln.  worked fine.

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Mark C.    1,807

I make a lot of plates but use advancer shelves as they are only 5/16 of an inch thick.

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GEP    863

I'm guessing its ok to have the rim stick out a bit as long as the base is fully on the shelf.

Yes, this is fine. Just make sure your plate design can accommodate the "legs" of the plate setters.

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