Slumping Mini Mes and 3 x 3 Mini Square Molds
So many people ask how to get Mini Mes and the Little Square 3 x 3" molds to make a nice flat foot. In any of my typical slumps loads I go to 1175 with a 30-60 min hold depending on the work.....at that low temp if this was buried between a couple of bowls right on the shelf you would have a round bottom. 1 solution is to put you mini on a small tile or fiberboard and raise it up in the kiln as you see here. 4-8” makes a huge difference. If you have a tall kiln like my 15" deep put in 8" stilts and see how it goes. adjust accordingly.
If you have a shallow kiln I would fire them on the shelf going:
The slow ramp from 1200 to 1250 lets the glass drop down in slowly. adjust the hold for your kil of course.
The schedules also work for these little 3 x 3 Mini Squares