I had my first kiln catastrophe. This morning I looked inside my bead kiln and discovered that the kiln posts had toppled — one side had leaned toward the middle, then completely crashed into the other side. Out of the entire batch (40 beads) only 8 were unscathed.
They were not balanced on top of each other correctly, otherwise that side would not have toppled.
I’ll be more careful next time. In any event, these were little stamps that I stamped in ceramic ink and applied to a porcelain bead, then coated with a clear overglaze. The ones that survived are quite cute.