The pots are stacked one onto another using clay wads at three points. Aluminum Hydrate is generously wedged into the wad clay. Several stacks are prepared in advance for easy loading - a drawback of a ground hog kiln is the necessity of a helper in loading. No shelving is used because the salt atmosphere is very damaging to carbornium.
The original object was scanned as a TIFF file on a Nikon Coolscan 4000 film scanner at approximately 4000 pixels on the long dimension. A 300 ppi JPEG file limited to 1024 pixels on the long dimension was then added to the CONTENTdm database.