First I had to find a way to make the shattered pieces stop resembling their former selves. When I wrote the last post I had visions of quick and easy pieces where I just threw the shards together into fascinating patterns, did a single fuse and had a masterpiece. After playing with the big pieces for a while I concluded that they remained too much like parts of broken artwork and not enough like components for use in a new piece of art. So I started smashing them. The business end of crowbar did wonders (please don't try this at home without a LOT of safety gear!).
Not a a bad first try, but it felt forced. Had I started this design from scratch I would have had sizes that I chose rather than what came out of my workout, so I stepped back for a few days. This piece is not permanently in the frame, I think I'm going to slump it and see if I get something that suits it better.
I let this percolate in the back of my mind for a week, and tonight I began smashing with a plan. I found various household products to use as large scale sifters and now I have medium pieces, small pieces and rainbow frit.
I have a bunch of experiments loaded into my kiln... tomorrow night I find out if any of them are opportunity knocking... or if I have to go back to the drawing board.