First here is a picture of the nerdlet and the bear cub playing in a big box. I wish I could capture the duo of happy giggles I hear right now. It makes most of the tired go away.
And now my latest glass slumping attempt. I didn't want to slump this beautiful bottle, but my mom's friend wanted me to and it was her bottle. I loved the lines and color. I don't know what was originally in the bottle.
It actually went through four firings to get it flat. The first one barely slumped it at all and only took off the color. The second firing didn't touch it at all. The third firing made it look cartoonish in its bend and the fourth firing finally made it lay mostly flat. I don't want to fire it again because it still has some of the lines and I'm sure they would be lost in a fifth firing.
Next I think I'm going to try a Kalua bottle.