This is the inside of my kiln as I am loading it. The large platter in the center has glaze on the bottom so it is sitting on a 3-prong device called a stilt. If it wasn't on the stilt the platter would end up glazed to the shelf (not good). Also putting pieces on stilts gives me a little extra space on the shelf. The flip flops you see in there don't have glaze on the bottom so they can sit on the shelf and I can slip their ends under the platter. Kind of like sticking something under the bed. This load is getting fired tomorrow so I can go down to the street fair in town before my shift tonight at 7 Artists Key West.