the other night we shared a bisque firing that was packed to the gills. though it doesn't really looked that packed here, you should see what's beLOW. we fired this kiln super slow . . . for 25 hours. i've never fathomed the idea of making something that day and firing it THAT night . . . but i did, and they survived. plus, all of my cracks that i mended with straight vinegar seem to have healed themselves. you learn something new EVERY day.