Plate Tile Setters Stackers For Kilns

Maximise space when kiln firing plates and tiles



Cranks, Stackers and Setters for kiln loading

Universal and Adaptable Plate and Tile Stackers

A unique plate "rack and stack" system to glaze fire plates and tiles.  Kiln furniture that saves kiln space as you stack. These pronged plate sitters and tile setters help achieve an efficient kiln firing stack without having to use multiple kiln shelves. Strong, sturdy and easy to use - simply slot together and stack.  Get more out of each firing! Perfect for all businesses including home, mobile and studios. Ideal for those with small store facilities. 

Plate and tile setters provide an efficient space-saving means of firing plates and tiles in a kiln. 

Plate Stilt/Setter

Our new versatile setter/stilt posts allow for variable positioning.  It means that a specific size of crank or setter is not required for each size stack of plates required for firing i.e. one size fits all! 

They are a great universal and adaptable plate stacker, plate sitter or stackable stilt option.  These are a "must have" for any busy potter or contemporary pottery studio/clay café.

The stilts offer flexibility and can be customised to ensure maximum kiln firing efficiency (with space saving and air-circulation benefits too). 

  1. Position each plate sitter in a triangle (a set of three sitters is required for each plate). Each set of 3 pieces will stack one plate.   
  2. Ensure that the plate is placed accurately on top so that it only touches the stilt and not any other part of sitter. Check the depth of the plate has a suitable fit between each stack. Remember to allow for thermal expansion.
  3. Ensure that the plates are not too heavy for the stack as heavy plates may warp.
  4. Stack another layer of sitters on top of the base layer and position the next plate.
  5. Continue upwards to build a tower of plates (with three "pillars" of stackable stilts).
  6. Note:  these sitters do not stack plates with varying diameters - the diameter of the plate must be the same for the whole stack.
  7. Note:  the sitters cannot be piled too high as the stack begins to bend inwards as the stack increases in height.

Damaged posts can be replaced easily and inexpensively e.g. a whole setter is not lost when a post breaks.

Stackable Tile Setters and Racks

Our stackable tile racks are sold in packs of 4.  Our tile racks are sold in pairs (see image with black background)

  1. Only to be used for tiles that have been dry-footed e.g. left unglazed and decoration free on one side/surface of the tile.
  2. Position each tile stacker in a square (a set of four stackers is required for each tile). Each set of 4 pieces will stack one tile.
  3. Ensure that the tile is placed accurately so that the dry-footed area of the tile is place on the stacker "lip" Check the depth of the tile is a suitable fit between each stack. Remember to allow for thermal expansion.
  4. Ensure that the tiles are not too heavy for the stack as heavy or large tiles may warp during firing.
  5. Slot another layer of stackers on top of the base layer and position the next tile.
  6. Continue upwards to build a tower of tiles (with four "pillars").
  7. Note:  these sitters do not stack tile with varying sizes - the size of the tiles must be the same for the whole stack.
  8. Note:  it maybe possible to use two stackers on lighter tiles - see diagram

Plate Cranks

Plate cranks are typically used to fire plates.

Plate cranks are stacked on top of each other to make a tower. The plates fit between each layer enabling more efficient use of kiln space.

Remember to dry foot plates before placing them on each plate crank.

Product Information

CLSTILT 0012 - #Universal Stacking Plate Racks x 3
CLSTILT 0013 - #Universal Stacking Tile Racks x 4 
CLPLATECRANK Plate Crank up to 26cm diameter plates, single
CLPLATECRANK2 Plate Crank up to 30cm diameter plates, single
CLTILE SETTERS Tile Setters, one Pair