Why use kiln wash when firing glass!

A few weeks ago I was very rushed in the studio. I had orders to fulfil and commissions to design and make.
In my hast, I grabbed a kiln tile to fire some long dichroic glass cabochons and thought the tile had already had kiln wash applied. 
Well, unfortunately, it was a brand new one and although it felt like there was wash on it. It was just the newness of the tile.
As you can see from the outcome, glass fired on un-kiln washed tiles is not a good thing.

That's a very expensive lesson, double check the tile before assuming anything. Unless you want to waste loads of dichroic glass, time and a brand new kiln tile.
Luckily I had more glass and kiln tiles and all the jobs were completed on time and the customers were happy.
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Thanks for stopping by and having a read, Steve :-)

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