Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

Plate Rack/stilt/stand


  • Please log in to reply
10 replies to this topic

#1 RonSa

RonSa

    Still learning

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 529 posts
  • LocationNE Pennsylvania, USA

Posted 01 May 2017 - 09:56 AM

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


Ron


#2 GEP

GEP

    Moderator / full time potter ^6 stoneware

  • Moderators
  • 1,433 posts
  • LocationSilver Spring, MD

Posted 01 May 2017 - 10:06 AM

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.
Mea Rhee
Good Elephant Pottery
http://www.goodelephant.com

#3 RonSa

RonSa

    Still learning

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 529 posts
  • LocationNE Pennsylvania, USA

Posted 01 May 2017 - 11:32 AM

Thanks Mea

 

Are disc setters and plate setters the same thing?

 

https://www.baileypo.../ProductId/1003


Ron


#4 GEP

GEP

    Moderator / full time potter ^6 stoneware

  • Moderators
  • 1,433 posts
  • LocationSilver Spring, MD

Posted 01 May 2017 - 11:38 AM

Thanks Mea

 

Are disc setters and plate setters the same thing?

 

https://www.baileypo.../ProductId/1003

 

Yes.

 

In fact the ones I use are from Bailey, only I use their rectangular ones (I make a lot of square plates). 


Mea Rhee
Good Elephant Pottery
http://www.goodelephant.com

#5 RonSa

RonSa

    Still learning

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 529 posts
  • LocationNE Pennsylvania, USA

Posted 01 May 2017 - 02:56 PM

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


Ron


#6 Pres

Pres

    Retired Art Teacher

  • Moderators
  • 3,179 posts
  • LocationCentral, PA

Posted 01 May 2017 - 03:19 PM

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


Simply retired teacher, not dead, living the dream. on and on and. . . . on. . . . http://picworkspottery.blogspot.com/

#7 oldlady

oldlady

    single firing an electric kiln to cone 6

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 3,449 posts
  • Locationharpers ferry west va and pinellas park fl

Posted 01 May 2017 - 09:33 PM

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.


"putting you down does not raise me up."

#8 Mark C.

Mark C.

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 6,309 posts
  • LocationNear Arcata Ca-redwood rain forest

Posted 02 May 2017 - 01:24 AM

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


Mark Cortright
www.liscomhillpottery.com

#9 RonSa

RonSa

    Still learning

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 529 posts
  • LocationNE Pennsylvania, USA

Posted 02 May 2017 - 06:57 AM

Pizza stone, interesting idea


Ron


#10 GEP

GEP

    Moderator / full time potter ^6 stoneware

  • Moderators
  • 1,433 posts
  • LocationSilver Spring, MD

Posted 02 May 2017 - 07:37 AM

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.
Mea Rhee
Good Elephant Pottery
http://www.goodelephant.com

#11 RonSa

RonSa

    Still learning

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 529 posts
  • LocationNE Pennsylvania, USA

Posted 02 May 2017 - 09:02 AM

Thanks everyone


Ron





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users