Never bisque a piece that's not completely dry

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Never bisque a piece that's not completely dry

Never ever bisque fire a piece that's not completely dry. This does not require much explanation. Any piece which isn't completely free of moisture, or bone dry may explode and destroy other pieces in the kiln. If there is moisture in the piece, when you put it next to your cheek it will feel cold.
Handbuilt pieces with thick surfaces will take much longer to dry. When in doubt - wait a day, it certainly won't hurt.

   

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