After all of the porcelain parts are completely dry they are ready for the first firing, the bisque firing. In this firing the clay becomes ceramic. The small kiln in my studio was not large enough to fire all of the parts of the sculpture. I had to transport all of the parts to a much larger kiln where they could fit into only two firings. I would like to thank Larry Bush, professor of Ceramics at the RISD Ceramics Department for allowing me to use their gigantic kilns.