The last wine bottle spoon rest mold post was May, 2007. I have changed the firing schedule a little since then. Also, there is a new place to get the mold to make this spoon rest.
The new website to get this mold is: http://www.mackymolds.com/GlassSaggers.htm. However, it is more widely available, now. I have seen it at delphi.com, too.
My firing schedule has changed quite a bit since I posted it in a similar post about wine bottle spoon rests, but I am not sure which one at this moment.
Anyway here it is:
300 1100 30 min. hold
200 1250 30 min. hold
400 1420 10 min. hold
Full 1030 2 hrs. hold
150 700 1 min. hold
The first two segments are a bubble squeeze. This may be adjusted for bottles that tend to get more bubbles. For those types of bottles, I will go up to 1350 instead of 1250. Or, you can use 100 instead of 200.
This schedule is for my Skutt 1414 – the bath tub kiln. Every kiln is different, so you will probably adjust this schedule for your particular kiln. Play around with it until it is right for you. I have been making a lot of spoon rests from a lot of different types of bottles. I even have slight adjustments for this schedule depending on the types of bottles I am slumping. Some need more hold time and others need less. So this schedule is not a one type fits all.
The temps. are in Fahrenheit.
Christine — Glass Artist
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