4.1 Loading for Bisque Firing

Bisque Firing

Loading for Bisque Firing is comparative simple than glaze firing. As green wares do not have glaze, so that the pots can be touched or stacked together in firing. However, heavier or big items should never be placed on a light or small items, which may create unnecessary pressure and case the bottom pieces cracked.

Besides, pot should not be too close to the heating elements, in general 2-3 inches is a desirable margin. Lid with pot should also fire together. If pieces such as shallow bowls, it is advised to be stacked rim to rim or up-side down by themselves to avoid wrapping. All green ware should be completely dried before firing.