I took this rather lovely thing out of the kiln on Monday. It was quite cool to the touch and survived being cleaned up with no problem. But the kiln shelf underneath must have been warmer than I thought and the sudden change in temperature shocked the glass; because as it has been sitting on the desk beside me, every so often I hear little 'tching' noises as it has gradually started to crack... you can see the biggest crack in the bottom left hand corner but there are others all up that side. Aah, the joys of working with glass!
So this piece is destined to be used in a 'what if' type experiment.
Whereas the piece below is from a different firing and is behaving itself; at least I managed to get one piece finished and framed up. Better go and cut up some more glass!