|Shaw's Boxfish, 12 inches long. Various Laguna and Coyote glazes (a real mish-mash).|
Upon removal from the kiln, Spike's lid was indeed stuck, but not fused. I tried heating and cooling the piece to see if the clay would expand or contract enough to allow the lid to come off. I could feel an infinitesimal amount of give... Finally, with the help of a bread knife, the lid popped right out. Hooray!