Who shot the peacock?!? Dammitall!
Turns out, IF you read the actual CPI tutorial for the plate, there is a small, significant tip regarding firing: “If the posts are too far under the tile, they will cause uneven heat to that area. Elevating the mold helps to heat the glass more evenly and helps to eliminate eruptions during the firing process.” I love learning lessons the hard way …
Moving on: I have the coffin loaded for slumping. And, I’m just about ready to try this peony platter. Here’s hoping the kiln-gods are happy with the sacrificial peacock offering … My wall of shame is getting too crowded!