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    Having made a slab of clay with various patterns on it, I would like to make various items from it i.e. a coaster, hanger, or a small round clock. I have found in making a coaster with using 6mm transparent glass that I lose the profile as the glass melts into the pattern on the edges. I use Bullseye transparent glass. I fire 190 - 670 - 1hr hold then 222 - 804 with 30 min hold skip to cool etc. The shape of the coaster not only has totally run out of shape but that the edges have flowed out in places and made spikes.What am I doing wrong please. I would very much like your advice on this.Also I have been rolling the clay to approx 1/2 " - 3/4" to hopefully avoid too much warping whilst drying and a stronger mould to store for future use. I also prop the mould up on smal...

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    Having made a slab of clay with various patterns on it, I would like to make various items from it i.e. a coaster, hanger, or a small round clock. I have found in making a coaster with using 6mm transparent glass that I lose the profile as the glass melts into the pattern on the edges. I use Bullseye transparent glass. I fire 190 - 670 - 1hr hold then 222 - 804 with 30 min hold skip to cool etc. The shape of the coaster not only has totally run out of shape but that the edges have flowed out in places and made spikes.What am I doing wrong please. I would very much like your advice on this.Also I have been rolling the clay to approx 1/2 " - 3/4" to hopefully avoid too much warping whilst drying and a stronger mould to store for future use. I also prop the mould up on small blocks to help with circulation of heat whilst firing. I notice your moulds are much thinner and are placed directly on the kiln shelf. I would be most greatful to hear from you as I have so many orders from people who want a glass piece made in this way of their dog paw imprint surrounded by different patterns and their name. Many thanks, Maureen, Bucks, England

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