When the piece has dried completely – which may take several days – it is fired in the kiln.

I use a small electric kiln for low-firing clay, which can reach a maximum temperature of 1,100 degrees.

The bisque firing is brought to temperature very slowly through an electronic programmable controler. It reaches a maximum of between 900 and 980 degrees. It takes about 24 hours for a complete cycle.

Low-firing earthenware clays are glazed between 1,000 and 1,050 degrees.