Stilts are a popular method of supporting glazed pottery ware clear of the kiln shelf.
Traditional all-clay stilts have 3 arms, each terminating in an upward and downward point thus providing minimum contact area. This type is suitable for earthenware or stoneware firing (up to 1300C). However, it is generally better to "dry foot" pieces fired to stoneware temperatures, as stilts can sink in/indent the base of the piece as the clay vitrifies.
Stilts with metal points (Star Stilts) are only suitable for earthenware firing (up to approx. 1100C).
Saddles/Pins are triangular section bars which give maximum support to large pieces and to pots with finely turned bases and rims. Useful in both bisque and glost firings.
All quoted measurements for stilts are point-to-point.