This is the first level of shelves loaded into the kiln. I wrapped both Bizen and Shigaraki clay jars in rice straw and rice straw rope. Some of the bizen I put in sagger pots that also have charcoal in them.
I load the shelves closest to the back all first, so I don't have to reach over them at the door. Saves the back.
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