The clock is completely air dried and ready for the first firing. This is called the bisque firing where the clay is fired at the highest temperature to the point it leaves no chemically bonded water left in the clay and it makes the piece hard enough for further work, such as the glazing. After this initial firing, it will be ready to be glazed and fired again. The bisque firing takes approximately 8-10 hours to fire and then a day for the kiln to cool. We're getting closer!!!