Angela Davis on tue 12 feb 08
I thoroughly enjoyed your answers to Tay's questions, poor baby!
But....I have to confess I don't understand the term "boxing bowls".
I take it to mean placing them on the shelf without another bowl inside?
Angela Davis in Homosassa
> David Hendley wrote;
If you stack bowls inside each other, the sides should not touch at
> all - the foot of the top bowl should be supporting all the weight of
> the bowl, not the sides of the bowl against the sides of the lower bowl.
> In terms of kiln economics, boxing bowls for a bisque firing is very
> wasteful unless you have other items inside and around them. I seldom
> box bowls, and never with large bowls.
David Hendley on wed 13 feb 08
"Boxing bowls" means to stack bowls rim-to-rim. This can
continue upward - the next (third) bowl would be foot-to-
foot with the second bowl and the fourth bowl would be
rim-to-rim with the third.
Unless something like a round vase can fit in the void created
inside by the rim-to-rim bowls, the space is not utilized, which
is why I do not often stack bowls in this way for a firing.
----- Original Message -----
>I thoroughly enjoyed your answers to Tay's questions, poor baby!
> But....I have to confess I don't understand the term "boxing bowls".
> I take it to mean placing them on the shelf without another bowl inside?
Michael Wendt on wed 13 feb 08
One further aid to nesting rather than boxing
(the term for putting them lip to lip)
is to throw spacer rings. Mine are 50:50
alumina:Helmer so they work as risers in
high fire loads too.
Bowls the same size nest beautifully in
bisque and we beat the cracking that often
comes from a tight stack at the foot which
stays hot longer than the rim.
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