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Kiln Loading Troubles

I didn't measure accurately so when I put the shelf in the kiln I heard the sad sound of breaking clay. I hate that sound, don't you? When I removed the kiln shelf I discovered that I had broken the handle on the lid to this soup tureen.  Maybe I'll have time to make another lid before Fired Works, maybe not.  Oh, well, no use crying over broken pots.
I hope you had a great weekend.

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  1. Can you sand the edges? what a terrible loss, I once had the cones sticking too high and didn't discover it till after the firing, luckily they didn't do any damage. I now have a long level I keep by the kiln to place across it.

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    1. Linda, I don't know about sanding the edges, I think the handle will be too small if I do that. I'll just throw another lid and try to get it to fit (shrinkage). I use a cut off yard stick to measure but I think the level idea is MUCH better. Smart of you.

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  2. It's even worse when you are loading a kiln at a community studio and the piece isn't yours:(
    been there done that, it's never pleasant!

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    1. Tracey, I have too. It feels just awful. At least with my own piece I can try to fix it or make a new piece, with someone else piece I can't do much.

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  3. so many ways to break pots, before during and after!

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  4. ouch. but you are right, no sense crying. you can make more!

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