As of last night I thought I had successfully rushed work to completion. Not so...but strangely enough the pieces I thought had made it through the process were the ones that blew up. The ones I thought might blow up did not.
I should have candled another hour or two..*sigh* as you can see I lost two off the top. I hope the rest of the kiln looks ok. I have a lot of big pieces in the bottom.
ahh well... it is cooling rapidly and I'll make some lemonade from the lemon of a firing. The pieces that remain will be amazing.