We reached the front of the kiln today, then Levi and I ran out of steam, and we decided to finish loading tomorrow.
The kiln looks tighter than we've ever loaded it, but we are also testing some theories (and conjectures) about placement of pots. As Owen Rye states in an article he wrote, "setting the kiln is the process which determines how the firing will go."
We packed more densely at the top, more loosely at the bottom.
We also chose to pack the pots with little space to the left and right of the shelves, trying not to leave large gaps here and there.
We plan to fire Sunday.