Even though we hate to even think of special things breaking ! or even SHARING that it has done so, it is a learning tool for us all. The piece split open along the Burnt Orange glass. It was very thick, (1 1/2 inch) and only 5 inchs from upper elements. It was a chance to do it in this kiln , but I feel it was just tooo close. The split is interesting as happened on the way up I feel. Perhaps too warm inside the glass , and along way down, and while stretching downward, the dark area became tooo hot.
Perhaps the technical staff might have a good suggestion (even though I know they will tell me tooooooo close to elements I think.
Schedule is as follows.
-24 hours up to 1180 ( Could have gone 20 hours or 50 deg. per hour I feel)
-Hold 2 hours at 1180 Slump began nicely and kept slow. I thought I had beat the odds
-kiln drop to 900 F. and then Bullseye schedule for 1 1/2 thick