50mm between pins
A wide variety of bisque shapes require an equal variety of kiln stilt sizes to properly fire them! The 50mm 3-Point Tripod Stilt (roughly two inches) is going to be the right size for firing the most common bisque ware pieces in your painting studio! This kiln stilt is a must have and makes firing bisque and maintaining your kiln a piece of cake!
For those new to kiln work, kiln stilts are used for glazed, “low-fire” or earthenware firings to prevent the glaze from adhering to the kiln itself. Never allow a glaze piece to lie directly onto the kiln surface, as it will get stuck there!
Stilts can be used in “high-fire” firings like that of stoneware, but they are not recommended for such high heats because the metal points can bend. So, if you absolutely need to fire a piece in high-heat on stilts, make sure you use multiple pointed stilts, and do not fire heavy objects on stilts at that temperature.
Kiln stilts should be chosen based on the size of the bisque ware being fired as well as the complexity of its shape. Uncommon or irregular shapes should be fired on multi-point or even bar stilts. More simple ceramic ware like plates, dishes, and mugs should be stilted with a 3-point stilt with the points just inside the foot ring or lip of the bottom. Do not use an undersized stilt. If a plate is five inches across, use a minimum of a three to four inch stilt, not anything smaller. If you use a stilt that is too small, the piece can tilt or slide into other pieces!
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