Here they are drying. Notice that I have iron weights holding them down. If I didn't do that the toes and heels would curl up.
Here they are after they have been decorated.
Now they are in the kiln for the bisque firing. The bisque fire is the first fire before the glaze is applied. Notice that the lid is propped up. I do an oxidation fire so that the colors get nice and bright. So the kiln needs oxygen. The lid stays up for about the first 2 1/2 hours. Then it gets shut. The top peep hole always stays open.