[Clayart] kiln shelf question

L TURNER magnolia.mud.list at gmail.com
Sun Jan 22 20:05:59 UTC 2023


I found this topic on the ceramic art daily:

which does not really answer your question.

I have a book with a few pages on kilns that almost discusses kiln shelves:
"Pottery Analysis; A Sourcebook" by Prudence M. Rice. at the time of
writing she was a professor of anthropology at Southern Illinois University
Carbondale; probably now retired.  The book is still in print.


On Sat, Jan 21, 2023 at 8:52 PM mel jacobson <melpots at mail.com> wrote:

> I have been searching for some time as to the
> first kiln shelves used in kilns.
> We know all about saggers, and there use, even
> up to modern times, including now. But, where did the kiln
> shelf come from?
> We know the Greeks used a sort of hearth, shelf with holes
> in the bottom of the kiln.  there is information on stilts of various
> sizes and configuration.  We also know the early SW Indians used a natural
> clay
> "hearth" But, what about the kiln shelf?????
> I have been talking to both Bill Schran and Arnold Howard, but no luck.
> mel
> website: www.melpots.com
> www.melpots.com/CLAYART.HTML
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