I made a free form platter with macabee cone 5 clay and bisque it to cone 04, everything fine at this point. I gave it 3 coats of western cone 5 glaze and fired to cone 5. I put a 3 legged stilt with the pins in it that they sold me at the clay place. problem is when I opened the kiln, the glaze was beautiful but the platter essentially flopped. I guess it was from the support in the center of the bottom while sitting on the kiln plate. How do you keep this kind of stuff from happening? If I had not put the stilt under it and just sat it on the shelf with kiln wash on the shelf would it have still flopped? Pic's attached.
thanks again for everyone's patience. capt don