After everything is glazed, (and it finally is!) the usual routine for me the past three years is packing it up to take to whatever or whom-ever's kiln I'm firing them in. I've gotten quite used to the drill, packing loosely with lots of bubble wrap seems to not disturb the glazes. And I always take a cup or two of those glazes to 'patch' the pot in case some of it gets chipped on its journey around the windy mountain roads. Since most of my work is half slipped and half glazed, I don't tend to have that many casualties.
Just another step in the life of a mover, oh, I meant potter. Potters are movers and shakers it seems. Yet it's probably 99% moving (or schlepping) of said pots that occurs most of the time!
Cars loaded and I'm off to help clean out the wood kiln!